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Ulcerative Colitis Symptoms In Women
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
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
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
Diarrhea, bloody: Bloody diarrhea is the hallmark of ulcerative colitis, but sometimes multiple loose stools can occur with or without blood. Those affected often have weight loss or failure to thrive. Abdominal pain may occur. Extraintestinal symptoms include eye and joint disorders, and rarely, biliary disease. ...Read more
UC is long-term: Ulcerative colitis is a lifelong inflammatory disease of the lining of the large intestine and rectum, that may have systemic consequences, is often relapsing, and can lead to colon cancer. It is a disease that can be controlled with medicine, or eliminated by surgically removing the colon. Between flares of inflammation, the patient generally feels well without impairment of activity or diet. ...Read more
What are the odds of two unrelated women, living in the same household developing ulcerative colitis?
Hard to say:
The annual incidence of ulcerative colitis (uc) varies from place to place in the world. Studies report the annual incidence to be anywhere from 0.5 cases per 100, 000 people to 25 per 100, 000 people.
Since uc has been linked to certain diets, meds, environmental exposures, etc., it would make sense that two women living together would be exposed to similar risk factors. Short answer: low odds. ...Read more
Is there anyone that can tell me if uc davis helps treat ulcerative colitis for free I'm 21 female and had uc for 4 years?
No one: No one will treat uc for free, unless you are part of a clinical trial for a new treatment. If you can't afford the treatment or insurance, you need to sign up for medicaid. With the new affordable care act insurance requirement going into effect this year, you must buy insurance or get enrolled in a govt program. Uc requires frequent follow ups as well as tests and medications. ...Read more
See below: Ibd usually presents with lots of diarrhea (mucousy, bloody or just loose). Some have bad pain, cramping, nausea, wt loss etc. ...Read more
Ulcerative Colitis: Common symptoms include bloody stools or diarrhea, lower abdominal pain, fevers. Anyone with blood in their stools should have it evaluated. Sometimes it's nothing serious, like a hemorrhoid or an anal fissure. But if you have ulcerative colitis (an autoimmune disease), you need to be followed by a GI specialist all your life, so find out for sure. ...Read more
The best way to heal colitis is by completely stopping high carb foods (grains, lentils, potatoes based items). Avoid nightshades (peppers, tomatoes, eggs), milk protein since they cause inflammation
Healthy foods: fish, meats, vegetables, avocados, some saturated fat (butter, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. Take vitD3 10k IU/day, Probonix. You should feel a difference in 1-4 months. ...Read more
My dad was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. Is there anything he can do to alleviate the symptoms?
Yes: There is good medical treatment available for ulcerative colites, the exact treatment depends on the severity, extend of intestines involved and the duration of his illness...This assessment and management is best determined by a gastroenterologist. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I have ulcerative colitis and my GI wants me to seea dermatologist. I have no symptoms and am in remission. Is this necessary?
Maybe: Ibd (inflammatory bowel disease) may be associated with certain dermatological conditions. Also, if you're taking certain medications, there may be an increased risk for certain type of malignancies. I would assume your dr. Just being thorough but hopefully you have a good enough relationship that you can ask why the referral. ...Read more
Not likely...: Unfortunately a gluten-free diet will not likely cure or alleviate ulcerative colitis symptoms. Celiac disease or gluten sensitivity is a separate condition and responds to a gluten-free diet. Gluten is by no means an essential part of your diet, so if you would like to try a few weeks of avoidance and see how you feel it couldn't hurt. ...Read more
Have ulcerative colitis from 8 years. Not much improvement from medication. Is it good to take aloevera gel to control the symptoms?
Yes: Yes, if it helps you and make you feel better, sorry you are suffering for 8 years from this terrible disease, make sure go go for regular colonoscopy examination, incidence of malignancy increases with time, some intractable cases even may need a total colectomy, follow your doctor (s) advise. ...Read more
Why do sugar/fried foods worsen my ulcerative colitis symptoms? Do they affect my flora? Do they irritate the colon lining? Specifically, why?
Excellent question: sugar upsets your flora. Single most imp cause for ulc colitis is hidden food allergy. Aggravation of your symptoms is a marker for food allergy. Look for the cause. Please visit us at www. Ehacstl. Com to learn more about treating the cause of illness. If interested Please make an appointment. Also search for dr Majid Ali & bowel disease on YouTube to learn in detail real nature of ulc colitis ...Read more
Is it necessary to continue taking Imuran (azathioprine) for an ulcerative colitis diseased patient, but he toke imuran (azathioprine) for 1.5 year and all symptoms had disappeared
Risky: If the UC went on remission on Imuran (azathioprine) he runs the risk of relapse if he stops the Imuran (azathioprine). ...Read more
You can't always.: Symptoms for colon cancer and ulcerative colitis can be similar. These include weight loss, changes in bowel habits, diarrhea, and sometimes blood in the stool. The only way to rule out colon cancer is with a colonoscopy. If you have a diagnosis of ulcerative colitis, you are at a higher risk of getting colon cancer. So see a doctor for any of these symptoms! ...Read more
I am a 38 year old woman with ulcerative colitis and anemia. My hemoglobin is 7.9? Would iron infusions be effective?
Experiencing sharp, intermittent, burning pains in lower abdomen. Past history of ulcerative colitis, no current symptoms, no flare-up in 10 yrs.?
How often is a narcotic pain reliever prescribed for fybromylgia and ulcerative colitis? Nsaids make uc symptoms worse and neurotin doesn't help much.
No bowel movement for 3 weeks. Was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis back in 2002 but had no symptoms for the past 7 years. Could this be connected?
Constipation: Time to go see your gp, especially any time you notice a persistent change in your bowel habits. Going w/o bowel movement for 3wks isn't healthy & suggests possible obstruction or impaction, which could be related to inflammatory bowel disease. If you have any abdominal pain, don't wait for monday. Go directly to your nearest a&e. ...Read more
Signs and symptoms of mild ulcerative colitis? I know bloody, mucus stools and abdominal pain are symptoms. Are these symptoms present in mild disease?
/18 yr old female was on 50-2mg per day since 7/10 off now been 2 wks. Has red spots on legs spots are swollen. Any ideas treated for ulcerative colitis with meds
Erythema nodosum: This sounds like erythema nodosum, which is a skin condition associated with uc. You need to start by showing this to your gastroenterologist. They may try to manage this on their own or may refer to a dermatologist. The best way to manage this is to increase or change your uc meds. However you really need to involve your docs! ...Read more