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Will colitis flare up stop me from going on my vacation?

Will colitis flare up stop me from going on my vacation?

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 more

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Anti biotics cause my colitis to flare up. What can I eat or take to stop it?

Yogurt: Yes, yogurt - one or two servings a day, any flavor, any brand. You can also take one of the many probiotics which are available over the counter - they come in 30d bottles, which should be plenty. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will ulcerative colitis stop me from going on my vacation?

Will ulcerative colitis stop me from going on my vacation?

Maybe: I assume that you have had the diagnosis confirmed and are under proper treatment by a GI specialist. A vacation can be ruined by the constant search for a bathroom. So uc will not stop you if under control, but your GI doctor can recommend the best regimen to minimize discomfort and inconvenience during your vacation. ...Read more

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How long do colitis flares generally last for?

Colitis: This is a complex answer and would really depend on the type of colitis and the current treatment. I would recommend talking either to your primary care physician or a gastroenterologist about your colitis. ...Read more

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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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I have ulceritive colitis which has flared up. I have an 4cm section that is affected. Will that repair itself when i use medication?

I have ulceritive colitis which has flared up. I have an 4cm section that is affected. Will that repair itself when i use medication?

Yes: Multiple medications, when used properly, can heal an affected region of ulcerative colitis. Many patients will need maintenance medication to maintain that remission, however. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have ulceritive colitis presently having flare up will this go away without special treatment?

I have ulceritive colitis presently having flare up will this go away without special treatment?

Fulminant UC: Ulcerative colitis flares are challenging. If you have frequent flares and they respond to diet improvements (relation to diet non-compliance) then this flair might also respond to diet improvement. However, a uc flair can rapidly deteriorate to fulminant which is life threatening and requires emergent surgery. Best to check in with your doc. A colonoscopy will make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of flare ups due to ulcerative colitis?

What are the symptoms of flare ups due to ulcerative colitis?

Bloody BMs: Most common symptoms include bloody bm, abdominal pain, food intolerance / anorexia, and fever. It really depends on the severity of your flareup. ...Read more

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What to do if I have ulcerative colitis with lots of flare ups.?

Optimization: You need to work with your gastroenterologist to make sure that you optimize your medical therapy. You either need to increase the dosage of the medications you are on, change to stronger ones, or discuss having your colon removed surgically. Speak with your doctor! ...Read more