Doctor insights on:
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes long-lasting inflammation in part of your digestive tract. Ulcerative colitis usually affects only the innermost lining of your large intestine (colon) and rectum.There's no known cure for ulcerative colitis, but therapies are available that may dramatically reduce ...Read more
Been taking pills 2x a day for ulcerative colitis. I think i still have a little blood in my stool. How do I stop it?
GI doctor: Best advise is to make sure you get management from a gastroenterologist who is used to taking care of inflammatory bowel disease. Usually a combination of meds including steroids, sulfasalazine, etc are used. This is a complex disease and you should get your advise from a doctor that knows your history well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On prednisone for 2 and a half years for ulcerative colitis. Wondering what's the long term effects of this pill and shouldnt i stop taking it soon?
UC is long-term: Ulcerative colitis is a lifelong inflammatory disease of the lining of the large intestine and rectum, that may have systemic consequences, is often relapsing, and can lead to colon cancer. It is a disease that can be controlled with medicine, or eliminated by surgically removing the colon. Between flares of inflammation, the patient generally feels well without impairment of activity or diet. ...Read more
Does ulcerative colitis always cause a need to go to the restroom or does the feeling of need to go come and go each week?
Variable: Symtpoms will vary sepending on how well the disease is currently controlled. In the long term average bathroom visit of at least 3 times a day are the norm and higher rates are common. ...Read more
Im 29 going for ulcerative colitis surgery and then having pouch surgery. Later in life what's the chances if geting pergnant.
Should not be: A problem unless you have some problem with your female organs. With a j pouch however most ob's would recommend a c section rather than risk damage to the j pouch with vaginal delivery. Discuss this with your OB and suggest they have a colorectal surgeon standing by for your delivery. Good luck on your future surgery and future family expansion. ...Read more
Im 29 going for ulcerative colitis surgery and then having pouch surgery. Later in life what's the chances of geting pergnant later in life.
If i under go ulcerative colitis surgery can I die and what's the percentage of a surgey to success.
Any surgery has risk: Chances are if you need uc surgery it is because of: poor response to medical therapy, acute decompensation, and/or risk for cancer. Normal kidney, lung, heart, liver function then the risks are well worth taking. If surgery is for rx of life-threatening problems, then you have little choice. Talk w/gi md, surgeon, at length. Get info from ccfa.Org (crohn's and colitis foundation of america). ...Read more
I have ulcerative colitis, I have recently had a gastro bug and wanted go know if this could have have any affect on the condition?
When going for a pouch surgery with ulcerative colitis what's the percentage of the pouch not failing and for it to work at the end of al surgeries?
Depends on team: A pouch also called ileorectal "J" pouch. Goal is to have your rectum working, no UC issues, and to connect the ileum to the rectum. This is usually staged; have ileostomy for a time, get UC under control after subtotal colon removal and then when in good health go for the pouch. Benefit of pouch, NO BAG and able to use restroom close to normal. Seek colorectal surgeon at big center/University. ...Read more
Rarely: Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease. The severity of symptoms can wax and wane depending on many factors such as diet, sickness and overall health. One can still have flares and attacks even when on medical therapy. Patients who have many flares despite medical therapy are offered a surgical consultation. ...Read more
Going for ulcerative colitis surgery and having a pouch surgery? Whats the chances of getting pergnant later in life?
Pretty good: In younger age group with pouch, getting pregnant is pretty good , long term results are also good with vaginal delivery or by c section. Speak to your doctor(s) , may be at a slightly high risk pregnancy for recurrence of disease. ( not very significant risk ) and need team of experts to carry through good luck. ...Read more
Ulcerative Colitis: UC is a autoimmune type disease in which there is an inflammatory response against the patients own cells of the colon. Common symptoms include pain, bloody diarrhea, weight loss and can lead to colon cancer. The disease requires treatment with medication and can also end up needing to be treated with surgery. ...Read more
Medications surgery: The mainstay of treatment is medical, however a small proportion of very sick patients end up needing a colectomy (removal of the colon). Medication regimen inlcudes a Mesalamine product (such as asacol), immunosuppresants (6mp, immuran), biologic agents (remicade, humira). Prednisone is used as little as possible and only to control acute flares. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medications: ? Re how treat Ulcerative Colitis, UC. See a Gastroenterologist who specializes in UC. If symptoms persist despite therapies, ask the doctor if he would approve of the use of Cannabis. Do not use if he disapproves, and see a Cannabis Medicinal Consultant if he does approve. I have treated UC patients who have reported benefit from Cannabis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
- Talk to a doctor online
- Will colitis flare up stop me from going on my vacation
- Will pubic lice stop me from going on my vacation
- Will vesicovaginal fistula stop me from going on my vacation
- Will scaphoid fracture stop me from going on my vacation
- Will breast abscess stop me from going on my vacation
- Will a fungal infection on the skin stop me from going on my vacation
- Will periorbital cellulitis stop me from going on my vacation
- Will a blood clot in lung stop me from going on my vacation
- Will cirrhosis stop me from going on my vacation