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What Happens If Colitis Goes Untreated
Ulcerative Colitis: Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory disease of the colon. Symptoms include diarrhea, bloody stools, abdominal pains and more. If left untreated these symptoms go unchecked. It can lead to anemia, weight loss and malnutrition. Long standing UC can increase the risk of colon cancer and other symptoms outside of the intestines. ...Read more
I do not have health insurance, I have ulcerative colitis-untreated and am in a flare up, what can I do?
serious condition: Uc is serious; stress makes it worse.Definitely avoid gluten ; dairy products as these may aggravate inflammation.Take large doses of probiotics (you can't get too much.)nutrition is important, so don't skip eating.Some find a bland diet helps.Find a way to get health insurance (to control inflammation ; prevent serious side effects of the disease.)repeated uc flares can lead to colon cancer. ...Read more
What are the long term effects of untreated colitis? What treatment will help ease the pain and symptoms the quickest? Thanks!
Cancer: Ulcerative colitis increases risk for colon cancer as well as other systemic diseases. Depending on severity treatment may be mild or very involved, your gastrointestinal specialist can help answer the question in treatment, Over the counter meds have disappointing results and stay away from ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil and aspirin as they may worsen it. ...Read more
Colitis untreated now I'm very sore on my gallbladder quite ill unusual bruising weight loss is it cancer?
No , may be.: You have enough reason for your symptoms without the need to go to cancer. The untreated colitis is enough to cause all of your symptoms. Go and see your doctor for proper evaluation and treatment and for a good peace of mind. There is no way that anybody that could tell you for certain that you do not have cancer , but the odds are in your favors ...Read more
I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and been untreated for a lot of years now i've been experiencing constant stomach pain and swelling, mild nausea
Consult with: A GI specialist. You probably need more tests to clarify the uc issue. ...Read more
Depends: You need to discuss an optimal regimen with your managing doctor. If your vacation is a continuous search for the nearest bathroom, you will be frustrated and angry (not good for colitis). Hopefully you can find a combination of medications which will allow lengthy intervals between bathroom trips. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgical diversion: I am not a surgeon, but it would seem reasonable to consider undoing the diversion if possible, to reduce the colitis. Long term implication would be a long-term need for a colostomy if things go southwards in terms of health. You need to discuss this in serious terms with your surgeon ...Read more
What happens if my family has a history of chron's and colitis does that increase my risk of developing them?
Inflamm bowel: It could increase your risk. It does not mean you will absoultely get one of those conditions. ...Read more
Does a person with colitis usually always have an urge to go but nothing comes or does the feeling come and go?
Well,technically yes: ..But that would be fantastically rare. Especially in a non-emergent situation, removal of all or part of the colon should not be that taxing, and the risks of surgical demise would be minuscule. Now, in the extreme elderly or in folks with multiple co-morbidities, or an emergent situation, such as toxic megacolon, the risk of death would be higher , but still low. Good luck. ...Read more
Found out 5 months ago that I have colitis and wanted to no can it make you go to bathroom a lot and can it be dangerous?
Yes, colitis can: Make you go to the bathroom a lot. It is not dangerous when treated properly. You may become weak or dehydrated so stay w/your doc and get help. Diagnostechs lab does specialty testing for this condition. Your doc may not know about this lab but you can look it up on the net and ask him/her. There are natural treatments also. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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