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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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Dr. Jonah Essers
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Ulcerative Colitis (Definition)

Ulcerative colitis (ul-sur-uh-tiv koe-lie-tis) is 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 the signs ...Read more


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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?

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 more

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Do symptoms like ulcerative colitis go away quickly?

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

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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?

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

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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

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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

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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?

Perhaps: Occasionally infections can trigger a flare of ulcerative colitis. But if you're otherwise feeling well with normal blood and stool testing, there is little need to consider changing your treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Colitis (Definition)

Colitis is inflammation or infection of ...Read more