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How are some ways you can get flare ups of ulcertive colitis?

How are some ways you can get flare ups of ulcertive colitis?

Several ways: First of all, not taking medications. Secondly, increased levels of stress/not getting enough sleep may also make your symptoms worse. Also additional causes of flares could be due to intestinal infections (C. difficile for example especially if you are immunosuppressive medications). ...Read more

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What is a more serious disease. Chrons or ulcertive colitis?

What is a more serious disease. Chrons or ulcertive colitis?

Depends on: Extent of disease, but in general ulcerative colitis is easier to control. Best to ask your doctor about your specific condition. ...Read more

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What is a good diet for ibd or ulcertive colitis?

What is a good diet for ibd or ulcertive colitis?

Diet IBD: Best is to avoid seeds such as sunflower seeds etc. you should also avoid a lot of fiber as well. Fish oil , omega three and flax seed oil is usually helpful ...Read more

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I have ulcertive colitis uc diag. In 2001. Cscopy showed flareup and proctitis in 2010. Cscopy 2013 showed no uc but proct. Can uc disappear?

I have ulcertive colitis uc diag. In 2001. Cscopy showed flareup and proctitis in 2010. Cscopy 2013 showed no uc but proct. Can uc disappear?

No: The disease will not disappear, but the symptoms and inflammation can subside and be controlled. It sounds like your symptoms are well controlled, this is a good thing. After 10 years with uc, make sure you continue with colonoscopy every 1-2 years. ...Read more

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Can colitis cause pain in ur hip...Have had xrays, MRI and they was fine but the dr think it may be from my ulcertive colitis?

Can colitis cause pain in ur hip...Have had xrays, MRI and they was fine but the dr think it may be from my ulcertive colitis?

Colitis does this: Ulcerative colitis, one of the inflammatory bowel diseases (ibd) along with crohn's disease, predominantly causes abdominal cramps and diarrhea. However, when the colitis or crohn's is active, extra-intestinal manifestations can arise - this means the inflmmatory bowel disease affects parts of the body outside the GI tract. Joint pain is the most common extra-intestinal manifestation of ibd. ...Read more

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Can antibiotic caused ulcertive colitis be cured thru natural remedies?

Can antibiotic caused ulcertive colitis be cured thru natural remedies?

Yes and No: Ulcerative colitis is not caused by antibiotics. Clostridium difficile pseudomembraneous colitis is caused by antibiotics altering the bowel flora and allowing overgrowth of toxin producing c.Difficile. Oral vancomycin or Flagyl to kill off the c.Difficile is the main treatment. Probiotics such as vsl#3 (10 cups of yogert bacteria in 1 capsule) or flora-stor (saccromyces boulardii) can help. ...Read more

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My stomach and intestinal tract hurts and burns all the time. Could it be ulcertive colitis?

My stomach and intestinal tract hurts and burns all the time. Could it be ulcertive colitis?

GI burning: There is no report of ct scan? You are using prilosec. Good. Avoid advil (ibuprofen). You need egd & colonoscopy to find out the cause of burning and have GI consult. Thanks. ...Read more