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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)

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


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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?

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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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?

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

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Should I go to the hospital for ulcerative colitis pain?

Maybe: If the pain is severe, worse than usual, associated with fever, vomiting, or increased rectal bleeding, then call your doctor or go to a hospital. There are many types of "pain" and I do not have enough information to know the degree of your illness and discomfort. ...Read more

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Ulcerative colitis--does it come and go despite treatment?

Ulcerative colitis--does it come and go despite treatment?

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

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Going for ulcerative colitis surgery and having a pouch surgery? Whats the chances of getting pergnant later in life?

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

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What is ulcerative colitis?

What is ulcerative colitis?

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

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What are/is ulcerative colitis?

Inflammatory : Condition of unknown cause that causes cramps, diarrhea sometimes bloody, and GI absorption problems. Treatment requires anti-inflammatory drugs and sometimes even surgery. Complicated issue that is impossible to discuss in limited space here. ...Read more

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What is done for ulcerative colitis?

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 more

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How to deal with ulcerative colitis?

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 more

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What are ulcerative colitis symptoms?

Diarrhea: The most common symptoms include diarrhea, hematochezia (blood per rectum) and abdominal pain / cramps. Less common symptoms include constipation, tenesmus, fever, mucus per rectum and weight loss. ...Read more

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How is ulcerative colitis diagnosed?

Symptoms and : Via colonoscopy. Biopsies will be taken during the procedure and interpretation by a pathologist and may show characteristics of ulcerative colitis. Some additional lab work or imaging may be done as well. ...Read more

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)

Inflammation or infection of ...Read more