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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Colitis (Definition)

Colitis is inflammation or infection of ...Read more


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What happens if ulcerative colitis/proctitis is left 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

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What would happen if you have untreated colitis?

What would happen if you have untreated colitis?

Many things: I assume you are referring to ulcerative colitis. The main concern about active ulcerative colitis is the development of colon cancer. If you have uc, you need to be followed closely by a gastroenterologist with yearly colonoscopy. ...Read more

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I do not have health insurance, I have ulcerative colitis-untreated and am in a flare up, what can I do?

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

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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

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Colitis untreated now I'm very sore on my gallbladder quite ill unusual bruising weight loss is it cancer?

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

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What can happen if i don't get my colitis treated?

What can happen if i don't get my colitis treated?

Not sure: It depends on the type of colitis. Ulerative colitis does have a long term risk of colon cancer. See a gastroenterologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What happens when you ignore ulcerative colitis?

Ignoring: Ignoring colitis is not a good idea. It may progress, become refractory to medication, and require surgical removal of the colon (colectomy). Uncontrolled inflammation over time can also increase your risk of developing colon cancer. ...Read more

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