Is it possible for Lyme disease to be misdiagnosed as ulcerative colitis?

I doubt it. With ulcerative colitis you really need to be having diarrhea with blood in it. Most lyme disease doesn't do this. I think the main connection would be fever and joint pain, which you can see with both. But I would imagine that UC would not commonly be mistaken for lyme disease.

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Can acute late stage Lyme disease get misdiagnosed with among other things as dissociative identity disorder (traumatic past)?

Complicated. Lyme disease does not usually manifest as multiple personality disorder. I would carefully consult with your doctor and psychiatrist before drawing wide conclusions. Read more...
Not similar. It would be difficult for the two presentations to be mistaken for one another. Work with a skilled clinician for diagnosis. Read more...
Lyme affects brain. Acute lyme is recent onset. Late stage lyme often includes neuroborreliosis, lyme infecting the brain. This can manifest as a variety of psychiatric symptoms. Those with past trauma will have a harder time healing from this if they have neuro lyme. Few with lyme have diss. Identity disorder- if they do, address not just lyme but history of trauma. See http://www.Lymeinfo.Net/neuropsych.Html. Read more...

Is ulcerative colitis treated differently when the cause of the disease is different? If so what are the options?

Standard treatments. The treatments for ulcerative colitis are all directed at the inflammation of the lining of the intestine. Uc is treated differently more on where it is located. Rectal uc can be treated with suppositories or enemas. Uc higher in the intestine is usually treated with oral medicines or injectibles. Your gastroenterologist should be able to answer most of your questions. Read more...
No. We in the medical community do not know the exact cause of uc. It is an autoimmune/inflammatory process that attacks the colon. Treatment is aimed at reducing inflammation with medications or surgery to remove the colon. Uc patients also require frequent colonoscopies to screen for colon cancer. Read more...

Is it possible for one person to have both celiac disease and ulcerative colitis?

Yes. Yes, absolutely. There are some patients given initial diagnosis of either ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease that later turn out to have celiac disease and the former goes into remission with a gluten-free diet. If you are uncertain of risk, there are genetic tests (dq2/dq8) to determine if you have a high probability of reacting to gluten. Read more...

I have the disease ulcerative colitis and I am wondering if pregnancy is possible with this disease?

Yes. Many patients with uc become pregnant with little difficulty, and have an uneventful pregnancy and delivery. Patients who have had abdominal or pelvic surgery do have a lower rate of fertility, but fertility specialists can help. Discuss the options of vaginal delivery vs. C-section with your doctors, especially if you have or are a candidate for a pelvic pouch surgery for your uc. Read more...