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What is the treatment for ulcerative colitis?

What is the treatment for ulcerative colitis?

Medical: See a family doctor or gastroenterologist for evaluation & selection of the right medication for your specific conditions. Surgery used rarely. Colonoscopy surveillance likely indicated for most patients. ...Read more

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Dr. Jonah Essers
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Ulcerative Colitis (Definition)

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


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What's a good treatment for ulcerative colitis?

What's a good treatment for ulcerative colitis?

Too complicated!: There is no single "good" treatment for ulcerative colitis. Sometimes several different treatment approaches are needed to keep symptoms & damaging inflammation under control. For further information, i suggest one or more of the following: >mayoclinic.org/patientinformationwww.gastro.org/patient-centerwww.aafp.org/patient-center ...Read more

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What are your treatment options for ulcerative colitis?

What are your treatment options for ulcerative colitis?

See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ulcerative-colitis/basics/treatment/con-20043763

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Ulcerative colitis--does it come and go despite treatment?

Ulcerative colitis--does it come and go despite treatment?

Rarely: Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease. The severity of symptoms can wax and wane depending on many factors such as diet, sickness and overall health. One can still have flares and attacks even when on medical therapy. Patients who have many flares despite medical therapy are offered a surgical consultation. ...Read more

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Have you tried dr. Ray lala's back to health mineral treatment for ulcerative colitis?

No: Given that dr. Ray lala's "healing centre" touts his approach of spinal alignment and minerals can treat problems from cancer to neurological problems, from arthritis to bowel irregularity, from skin conditions to herpes, it would seem implausible that any single treatment could accomplish this as a cause and effect. There are many claims by alternative medicine but few have been proven. ...Read more

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Hello,I m Maninder,my husband is suffering from ulcerative colitis last 4 year,he taking continue treatment but no any improvement.

Hello,I m Maninder,my husband is suffering from ulcerative colitis last 4 year,he taking continue treatment but no any improvement.

Ulcerative colitis: Usually the initial treatment is aminosalicylates such ad meselamine. Steroids briefly for flareups.Immunomodulators for more severe cases. There is treatment but no cure. Have him go to a gastroenterologist.Best of luck. ...Read more

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Hello,I m Maninder,my husband is suffering from ulcerative colitis last 4 years,he is taking continue treatment but no any improvement.

Hello,I m Maninder,my husband is suffering from ulcerative colitis last 4 years,he is taking continue treatment but no any improvement.

See gastroenterology: Hello, ulcerative colitis is a chronic condition which is generally treatable. It sounds like your husband needs to see a gastroenterologist who has experience in treating this condition. There are oral, topical, and I.V. Medications which may be useful in treating this illness. Don't despair, there is treatment which can help your husband. ...Read more

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Treatment for mezalazine-resistant ulcerative colitis?

Several : There are several new agents such as remicaid that may be used. Surgery is also a good option for ulcerative colitis. Fecal transplant has also been reported to be effective. You should discuss these options with your doctor. ...Read more

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Ayurvedic treatment for ulcerative colitis? ?

Fecal transplant: While not ayurvedic, fecal transplant is a natural and non-invasive way to treat many colon diseases that is widely seen as one of the most effective remedies available. ...Read more

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Dose having Ulcerative colitis go against ICSI treatment working for me?

UC and pregnancy: It depends. If your ulcerative colitis is well-controlled, your miscarriage rate will be slightly higher than the 1 in 6 of the general population and will, therefore, be followed as a high-risk pregnancy. Here is a good resource: http://www.ccfa.org/resources/pregnancy-and-ibd.html ...Read more

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What causes ulcerative colitis and does treatment always result in an ileostomy?

What causes ulcerative colitis and does treatment always result in an ileostomy?

Ulcerative Colitis: UC is an autoimmune disease and having UC doesn't always mean you need to have an ileostomy. You need to see a GI doctor and get on an anti-inflammatory regimen to help control the symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible for ulcerative colitis to be so mild that you dont need treatment? Just dietary modification?

Is it possible for ulcerative colitis to be so mild that you dont need treatment? Just dietary modification?

Yes: UC comes in a variety of places and penetrations. Hopefully you have a limited spectrum. You should have regular evaluations by a GI specialist even if you have mild disease. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment of ulcerative colitis steroid?

No: Steroids are a good thing if other treatments should fail. You should check with a gastroenterologist. They are useful in severe disease but not first line. ...Read more

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Is anyone suffering with ulcerative colitis and having infliximab treatment effect?

About 30% : Effective in about 30%. Effect may be short-lived or long term. Expensive, inconvenient therapy but may allow surgery in a healthier patient. A surgeon should always be part of the therapy team for a patient with uc who does not respond to the usual treat ment plan. ...Read more

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Is colectomy is the last choice for treatment ulcerative colitis ? Is colectomy a bad thing to patients ?

Is colectomy is the last choice for treatment ulcerative colitis ? Is colectomy a bad thing to patients ?

Not a simple answer: This is a complex issue beyond the scope of a 400 word answer. If you have tried all the usual treatments including biologics (humira for example) and immune modulating drugs (imuran (azathioprine) for example) and have non or poorly responsive disease, then a colectomy is generally a better choice than a life of being a slave to your colon inflammation. ...Read more

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Is Ulcerative Colitis Mostly 2 Appear At Age Of 15 ? My Son Has Seen A G.I And She Has Confirmed. Treatment Delzicol . Is Cancer Possible For His Age?

Is Ulcerative Colitis Mostly 2 Appear At Age Of 15 ? My Son Has Seen A G.I And She Has Confirmed. Treatment Delzicol . Is Cancer Possible For His Age?

No: he does not have to worry about cancer now, but after ten years of ulcerative colitis, the cancer risk start increasing significantly. he needs to stay in touch with his GI even if his symptoms improved. ...Read more

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I have ulcerative colitis and i was prescribed cortisone as a Plan B after giving me a failed plan a treatment what will happen if cortison also fail?

Then go to plan C: Unfortunately, ulcerative colitis is disease of series of recurrences and emissions , fortunately with varieties of new treatments prolonged remission is possible , you have to follow your doctors instructions , you will be fine , don't get depressed ...Read more

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I may be starting remicade (infliximab) treatment in few weeks for severe left sided ulcerative colitis. Can I use predinosone for temp relief?

I may be starting remicade (infliximab) treatment in few weeks for severe left sided ulcerative colitis.  Can I use predinosone for temp relief?

Not on your own: Ulcerative colitis is a serious medical condition that need to be under constant medical supervision to achieve prolonged periods of remissions, and prevent complications like bleeding , colitis, perforations , systemic diseases and malignancy , if your physician prescribes predinosone (steroids) you should take. ...Read more

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What are the differences between asacol (mesalamine) hd and apriso for the treatment of ulcerative colitis? (asacol (mesalamine) (mesalamine) hd is no longer covered by my insurance.)

Www.rxlist.com: Go to this site and look up the med. If you have any questions about what you read, ask and we'll explain. But rxlist is my favorite site, and i print patient handouts from this site. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Colitis (Definition)

Inflammation or infection of ...Read more