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Ulcerative Colitis No Diarrhea
xarelto & Percocet for last wk. Have severe abdominal pain w/ rectal bleeding. Could it be ulcerative colitis where diarrhea is stopped from opiods?
An inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes long-lasting inflammation in part of your digestive tract. Ulcerative colitis usually affects only the innermost lining of your large intestine (colon) and rectum. There's no known cure for ulcerative colitis, but therapies are available that may dramatically reduce ...Read more
I've had ulcerative colitis for less than a year, dr tried to get me off of cholystramine but diarrhea comes back, what else can I try?
Diarrhea and UC: Diarrhea in ulcerative colitis implies that the colitis is not under control or in remission. Cholestyramine only treats the symptom, but there are other medicines which can get the ulcerative colitis itself under control, which will allow the diarrhea to resolve. If you have persistent diarrhea, you should see your doctor to go over those alternatives. Good luck. ...Read more
I have Ulcerative colitis and started taking a pribiotic (VSL3) 3 days ago. I have gotten diarrhea from the probiotic. Is this normal?
Yes: But if persists need to see a gasteroentrologist ...Read more
Can ulcerative colitis cause body pain can you have both constipation and diarrhea? How long does it take ulcerative colitis to develop?
Symptoms sound more like irritable bowel syndrome, functional disorder of colon. Symptoms:abdominal pain or cramping,
bloated feeling, gas (flatulence),
diarrhea or constipation, sometimes even alternating bouts of constipation and diarrhea. 60% of persons with ibs also suffer from fibromyalgia syndrome, cause of body pain. As many as 70% of fms patients have reported experiencing symptoms of ibs. ...Read more
Had cloudy mostly liquid diarrhea for 3 days and been eating but running to bathroom after. About 12 times a day. I have ulcerative colitis. Help?
Flare: Symptoms are most consistent with a flare of your ulcerative colitis. Infection from c. Difficile bacteria or CMV virus can mimic uc flare as can a general viral gastroenteritis ("stomach flu"). You should contact your physician who manages your uc for instructions on what to do with your medications & schedule follow up especially if persists/worsens as sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy may be needed. ...Read more
Husband has ulcerative colitis. Labs & colonoscopy rule out flare. C.diff infection! Flagyl day 5, diarrhea lessening but pain & fatigue still bad. When should he see improvement? Dr. appt in 2 days.
Soon: Good there no Flare up of Ulcerative Colitis. Also glad to hear that C. Diff. Toxin induced Diarrhea is improving. Make sure he is taking electrolyte water to replenish potassium. Everyday will be some improvement. Please follow up with your doctor. He will need another stool sample to check on eradication of C.Diff. Infection ...Read more
Medications surgery: The mainstay of treatment is medical, however a small proportion of very sick patients end up needing a colectomy (removal of the colon). Medication regimen inlcudes a Mesalamine product (such as asacol), immunosuppresants (6mp, immuran), biologic agents (remicade, humira). Prednisone is used as little as possible and only to control acute flares. ...Read more
Ulcerative colitis: Initial treatment of ulcerative colitis involves medications similar to Aspirin which work to reduce the inflammation of the colon. For acute episodes steroids may also be used. For patients who do not respond to medical treatment or develop intestinal obstruction, rupture, uncontrollable bleeding, or severe infection, surgery may be needed. ...Read more
Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis can be relatively easy to diagnose because it normally affects only the colon and rectum and usually causes an obvious change in daily bowel habits, such as frequent stools containing blood or mucus. Your doctor will conduct a medical history and physical exam before doing other tests. ...Read more
Rare: As stated already, it's actually rare to die directly from uc. The main cause of death that can be tied to uc would be cancer. Many decades of inflammation can lead to bowel cancers. Also, medications from uc are associated with a risk of lymphoma. Even if you get cancer, it may not cause death. Some of these cancers are treatable with chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. ...Read more
Bloody diarrhea: Symptoms can vary widely. They can include bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping, weight loss, rectal urgency and generalized malaise. This can be a difficult diagnosis to make. You need a colonoscopy and biopsies to make the diagnosis. If you are having these symptoms please see your physician. ...Read more
Probably not: Many holistic therapies have been tried for uc, some with success. It probably wouldn't hurt so give it a try. Give it a week or two, if no improvement, save your money. Usual rx is 5-asa compounds. See a good gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Abdominal pain: Multiple lose stools over 8 per day, bloody stools, joint pains, visual problems, skin ulcerations, weakness, loss of appetite, lethargy among many others. However these can also be symptoms of other diseases as well, so see your doctor and be sure to give all your symptoms along with the duration of symptoms. ...Read more
See below: Have a GI doctor who follows you regularly. Chronic disease as well as acute attacks are usually managed with medications. Avoid foods that make your symptoms worse as well as nsaids (e.g. Ibuprofen - they increase your risk of bleeding). You will need surveillance colonoscopies because ulcerative colitis increases risk of developing colon cancer. The disease can be cured by surgery (last resort). ...Read more
Not commonly: But anything is possible. In rare cases, toxic megacolon can result, and this could be fatal. ...Read more
Colitis: Colitis is a general term for inflammation of the colon. There are hundreds of potential reasons for colitis, with ulcerative colitis (UC) being one of them. UC is a specific disease entity of its own, and it is only one example of a type of colitis. If you have UC, follow up with your gastroenterologist carefully. Good luck. ...Read more
Both ulcerative colitis and crohn's disease are inflammation of the colon. And small intestine for crohn's. Rectal bleeding, diarrhea, cramps, and pain are common
some cases are mild and some devastating. It is important to find a doctor who specializes in treating these disease.
Medicines help significantly. .. However, some patients will require surgery.
. ... All the best, peter wilk, md. ...Read more
Autoimmune: Uc or ulcerative colitis is an autoimmune disorder which typically responds to steroids and other immune modulators as imuran (azathioprine). It is not contagious. Complete proctocolectomy with ilioanal j-pouch pull-through "cures" the disease, though backwash ileitis is a common finding on colonoscopy... ...Read more
Genetic: Current belief that these are both genetic diseases related to immune modulation. ...Read more
Ulcers in colon: As the name indicates this condition leads to ulcers in the colon which can cause signficant bleeding with stool. ...Read more
Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more