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I've had ulcerative colitis for 5 years. Lately my stool is solid, dark brown and skinny. I feel good. But what does my stool say of my health?

Sounds healthy. Generally, solid, dark and skinny stool is suggestive of a healthy large bowel. This may be a signal that your bowel problems are under excellent control. Furthermore, that fact that you are feeling well supports this. If this is a drastic change from your previous bowel habits it would be prudent to discuss with your gastroenterologist. Read more...

My wife has ulcerative colitis erosion is threatening disease? Any complications during pregnancy and child health will lead to my wife's health?

Erosion. These are part of the illness and are not themselves life-threatening. Keep up surveillance and the disease should be manageable and compatible with overall good health and longevity. Read more...

I am 46years old. I have ulcerative colitis. My back bothers me some. I also have high cholesterol but it is not real bad Othere than that I'm in great health. What vitamins would u recommend that I take.

Vitamins not best. I'm hoping your question is not implying that your priority in dealing with these issues is in choosing the right vitamin. Having regular tests to screen for colon cancer, walking/strengthening your back & eating healthfully are your most important approaches. That said, a good multiple vitamin would be fine; make sure you get enough calcium/vit D & perhaps some niacin or fish oil for cholesterol. Read more...

Is ulcerative colitis life threatening?

Only rarely. Rarely severe untreated ulcerative colitis could result in significant blood loss, severe colitis infection, or a severe toxic megacolon problem. These are uncommon conditions in properly treated ulcerative colitis. Read more...
Rare. As stated already, it's actually rare to die directly from uc. The main cause of death that can be tied to uc would be cancer. Many decades of inflammation can lead to bowel cancers. Also, medications from uc are associated with a risk of lymphoma. Even if you get cancer, it may not cause death. Some of these cancers are treatable with chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. Read more...

Can I lead a normal life if I am diagnosed with proctitis or ulcerative colitis?

Yes provided. The correct diagnosis is made, and treatment initiated to get a remission, and then maintenance therapy and regular follow up should allow you to have a normal existence. Read more...