Have ulcerative colitis in sigmoid and ascending colon/cecum (just confirmed by colonoscopy). Will enema treat this (allergic to NSAIDs)?

Consider allergy ref. Thanks for your question. Depending on the NSAID allergy, sometimes it can be desensitized through introduction of small amounts initially, then gradual increase in dose under supervision by an allergy specialist. However, would discuss the side effects/risks/benefits with a specialist.

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Had ulcerative colitis for 15 yrs (confirmed by sigmoid and biopsies). Just had 1st colonoscopy, shows granular, loss of vascular pattern and minor ulcers in ascending colon, cecum, sigmoid and colon. Is this UC or chrons?

Ulcerative colitis. All of the biopsies from colonoscopy showed inflammatory changes consistent with ulcerative colitis. The later is part of the spectrum of IBD but involves only the mucosal layer of the bowel. Chrons disease is a form of IBD that involves all layers of the bowel and can be recognized on scans of the bowel or deeper layers of bowel on bx. Read more...

I have had ulcerative colitis for 13 years. A recent colonoscopy showed a cancer tumor in the right side of colon. Should I go for a full or partial colon removal?

Probably . Best is total colon removal because leaving diseased colon in place would keep you at future risk for more colon cancers in the future, and you would need frequent colonoscopy. Can get off colitis medications with surgery. Best to see a colon rectal surgery specialist, maybe at a university, who has extensive experience in ileo-anal pouch surgery. Read more...
Total colectomy. Given the history of uc and now the changes to colon cancer, you need to have the entire colon removed. There is a possibility that you could still have a j-pouch and keep fecal continence, without the need for a permanent ileostomy, but this would have to be assessed by a colorectal surgeon who is skilled in this procedure. Read more...
Lesser Rx possible. The answers by drs. Fung and hoepfner are correct for "standard of care." however, a partial colectomy with sampling of at least 10 nodes could be considered if you are willing to have intensive screening colonoscopy and resection of new adenomas. Improved control of the inflammatory disease might decrease the risk of cancer in the remaining colon, but poor control in the past led to colectomy rx. Read more...

I have had ulcerative colitis for 13 yrs getting routine colonoscopies every 2 years. Last one showed cancer tumor. Full or partial colon removal?

Probably . Best is total colon removal because leaving diseased colon in place would keep you at risk for more colon cancers in the future, and you would need frequent colonoscopy. Can get off colitis medications with surgery. Best to see a colon rectal surgery specialist, maybe at a university, who has extensive experience in ileo-anal pouch surgery. Read more...
Full colon removal. One of the main indications for removing the colon in uc is for cancer prevention and/ or treatment. The disease is seen through out the colon and often difficult identifying real lesions from pseudo-polyps. Just removing part of the colon still maintains high risk of developing another cancer. Read more...

Why do sugar/fried foods worsen my ulcerative colitis symptoms? Do they affect my flora? Do they irritate the colon lining? Specifically, why?

Excellent question . sugar upsets your flora. Single most imp cause for ulc colitis is hidden food allergy. Aggravation of your symptoms is a marker for food allergy. Look for the cause. please visit us at www.ehacstl.com to learn more about treating the cause of illness. If interested Please make an appointment. also search for dr Majid Ali & bowel disease on YouTube to learn in detail real nature of ulc colitis. Read more...