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Not yet known: The exact cause of ulcerative colitis is not yet known. Certain foods and psychological stress can worsen ulcerative colitis but don't cause it. One possible cause is a problem in one's immune system. When one's immune system tries to fight off a virus or bacterial infection, an abnormal immune reaction can cause the immune system to attack the cells in one's own intestines. ...Read more
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Anion gap is 2 in a seven year old boy. His IGG was 107. He was diagnosed with ulcertive colitis several years ago. Should I be concerned?
IgG 107: IgG level appears to be low and that itself may predispose one to an autoimmune disease like UC. On the other hand, immunodeficiency may be associated with inflammatory bowel disease or unusual infection or parasitic invasion in the bowel. I would recommend that you contact an immunologist to get a good workup. ...Read more
My stomach swells to the point that i look like im 9 months pregnant. Why is this I have gerd, ulcers, herneas, ulcertive colitis, ibs, and also pcos. I don't have insurance and barely have any money. Is there anything that i could do? Any advise?
Tummy Ache: Focal colitis is a general term for inflammation of a particular area of colon. Usually this is caused by food-borne illness or inflammatory bowel disease (like crohn's disease). Very rarely serious pathology like mesenteric ischemia can show a focal colitis but you would be extremely ill. Typically a colitis will resolve on its own, but can occasionally need antibiotics. ...Read more
Need more info: Without knowing more about the type of colitis you have been diagnosed with, it's difficult to better guide you. If you can be more specific about what type of colitis you have we can better guide you. Know that some forms of colitis can't be cured but rather controlled in the long run. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Fulminant colitis from whatever cause can lead to death from sepsis in the untreated scenerio. Ulcerative colitis can lead to colon cancer over time. C. Diff colitis causes overwhelming infections occasionally in critically ill patients. Colitis requires a thorough examination with colonoscopy and biopsies for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more