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I have leftsided colitis.Tried 6mp, but developed pancreatitis. I am managing with asacol (mesalamine) and colocort enema. Still get blood in the stool. Advice?
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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Confirm,escalate
I would have your doc relook to reassess the disease and then, if active, consider biological therapy (remicade).

In brief: Confirm,escalate
I would have your doc relook to reassess the disease and then, if active, consider biological therapy (remicade).
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Would also consider getting off the cortenemas and using mesalamine enemas if it appears you will need them long term.
Dr. Fernando Austin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Ulcerative Colitis
Get referral to local ibd (inflammatory bowel disease) center if feasible or GI specialist with specific inteterest in ibd.
There are several other options available. Options too detailed for discussion here.

In brief: Ulcerative Colitis
Get referral to local ibd (inflammatory bowel disease) center if feasible or GI specialist with specific inteterest in ibd.
There are several other options available. Options too detailed for discussion here.
Dr. Fernando Austin
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Dr. Jan Rakinic
Surgery - Colorectal
In brief: Difficult problem
It is rare for left sided colitis to require colon removal, but it does happen.
Before that, discuss the use of biologic agents or Cyclosporine with your GI doctor. These are very strong medications and may produce a remission; they will not cure your colitis, nor are these used for long term management. They may serve only to defer a surgical management option.

In brief: Difficult problem
It is rare for left sided colitis to require colon removal, but it does happen.
Before that, discuss the use of biologic agents or Cyclosporine with your GI doctor. These are very strong medications and may produce a remission; they will not cure your colitis, nor are these used for long term management. They may serve only to defer a surgical management option.
Dr. Jan Rakinic
Dr. Jan Rakinic
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