What can you do for ulcerative colitis I have had a colonoscopy what meds can be used for this that's affordable?

A number of drugs. There are a number of effective drugs for ulcerative colitis. If you colonoscopy and biopsies do not show atypia, you might be able to avoid a colon resection if you receive appropriate drug therapy. You should be under the care of an excellent gastroenterologist who is best qualified to choose the best drug therapy for you. Good luck!
Follow up with MD. There are several meds for ulcerative colitis, 5ASA drugs like asacol and azulfidine (sulfasalazine) and lialda steroids like prednisone immunosuppressive like 6mp immunomodulators like remicade and humira. You need to talk with your doctor about treatment.

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Is it possible to develop ulcerative colitis within 5 years of a normal colonoscopy?

Yes, sporadic. Cases of uc can appear at any time. You need another colonoscopy to find out for sure. It could be colitis from another cause, such as infection. Read more...

Can the camera pill detect ulcerative colitis? I want to avoid doing a traditional colonoscopy.

Well yes, but... Finding that your colon is inflamed by capsule endoscopy does not MAKE a diagnosis of ulcerative colitis. The distribution of colitis, biopsy findings, IBD markers, as well as ruling out infection & ischemia are all important parts of the diagnosis. If you have UC you will likely need repeated colonoscopy surveillance with histology. Get a GI doctor who hears & can address your expressed concerns. Read more...

I tested positive for ulcerative colitis on the ibd panel. Yet, my colonoscopy came back normal. What could this mean?

Possible remission. Colonoscpy and biopsy is the best way for the diagnosis of ulcerative colitis, how ever some time early u c during remission may look normal, but biopsy may show evidence of uc , by granulomas etc. Read more...
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Hi, my grandma is 85 and has ulcerative colitis. She had about 20 colonoscopies. Is she at risk of HIV or Hepatitis from all of those colonoscopies?

No. No blood products are adminstered, and there is no more risk of contamination than in a visit to the supermarket. I'm glad she's getting this important health care, and that she has you to care about her. Best wishes. Read more...

20+ year history of ulcerative colitis. Colonoscopy showed high-grade dysplasia. First open surgery date is 2.5 months. Is it safe to wait that long?

Cannot say. but, typically colon cancer develops in stages, atypia proceeds to cancer, then it develops the ability to metastasize. Cancer goes from the INSIDE through the colonic wall in stages Then it gets through the wall Then it starts to metastasize. It is through the wall stage where there is appreciable mortality. Normally that's prob years to go thru the stages BUT your walls r different. Read more...
Yes. These things develop slowly, but you are making the right decision. Good luck. Read more...