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Is proctitis, colitis, or ulcerative colitis contagious?

Ulcerative colitis. Is not. However proctitis or colitis caused by bacteria especially clostridia difficile can be very contagious as can other forms of infectious colitis. Use good hand hygiene and be sure to not contact stool or underclothes and get a correct diagnosis and treatment. 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...

Is ulcerative colitis related to stress?

No. Symptoms of ulcerative colites may be aggravated by stress bur ulcerative colites is not caused by stress. Read more...
Probably not . Ulcerative colitis is a form of inflammatory bowel disease that is suspected to have a genetic component. It has no known direct cause but some experts think it can be triggered by environmental factors in a genetically susceptible person. In short- no one knows what truly causes ibd but stress is not frequently cited as the direct reason. Read more...

I have mild ulcerative colitis, w/ few GI effects but much knee pain. Does knee-stressing exercise like slowly climbing stairs hurt or help my knees?

see details. It depends on the cause of the knee pain. Knee inflammation is relatively common in uc but it usually is present only when the colitis is uncontrolled. Have the knee examined before deciding which exercises work best and to see if more specific treatment is needed. Read more...

Is it the active inflammation that causes dysplasia in ulcerative colitis or are there other contributing factors?

Yes. Yes, the unchecked inflammation in the colon over many years leads to the dysplasia seen with ulcerative colitis. The best way to minimize this risk is to make sure your colon is healed on the medications you are taken. This is done through colonoscopy with biopsies. . Read more...

With ulcerative colitis should I worry each time blood comes out even if a little?

Rectal blood. Absent pain, a small amount of rectal blood most likely is not a flair of your uc. However, if pain, fevers, or persistent bleeding develops, then get evaluated by your doc. Managing uc is tough, when to worry when to not worry. Try avoiding gluten and fatty foods as they irritate your colon. Blood from active ulcers also irritates your colon. Good luck. Read more...
Yes. Bleeding from your bottom is not normal. Even if you have only a centimeter of inflammation in the rectum (proctitis) that can respond with mesalamine suppositories, you should aim for complete healing of the colon. Longstanding uncontrolled inflammation increases your risk of eventual colon cancer. . Read more...