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Cold hands&vertigo feeling. Diangosis ulcerative colitis and been bleeding some time. Hemoglobin 19. And all heart tests are fine. Is this anxiety related?

May be. Your health circumstances are more complex than would be reasonable to address in this forum. The hemoglobin level you cited is likely incorrect. It would be prudent to discuss the issues with your doctor. Read more...

What are tests for ulcerative colitis?

Ulcerative colitis. Ulcerative colitis can be relatively easy to diagnose because it normally affects only the colon and rectum and usually causes an obvious change in daily bowel habits, such as frequent stools containing blood or mucus. Your doctor will conduct a medical history and physical exam before doing other tests. Read more...
Colonoscopy. The single most effective test to make a diagnosis or evaluate the severity of UC is a colonoscopy with biopsy. No blood test or XR is reliable to make the diagnosis or give the information that a colonoscopy will give you. . Read more...

I've got ulcerative colitis. I need some advice on how to manage it..

Find the right docto. Ulcerative colitis can have only mild symptoms or it can have devastating bleeding, pain, diarrhea and other complication. Fundamental, to managing your uc is to find the right doctor - someone who specializes in inflammatory bowel diseases. Managing the disease means eating healthfully, taking the prescribed medication and having frequent check-ups. Good luck peter wilk, md. Read more...

Please explain what are some symptoms & cure for ulcerative colitis?

UC. Diarrhea, rectal bleeding, rectal pain and abdominal pain, often described as cramping. Sometimes even constipation or anemia. The treatment is with medications and sometimes surgery meet with your GI and or surgeon to disucss options for your specific situation. Read more...
Paleo diet. The best way to heal colitis is by completely stopping high carb foods (grains, lentils, potatoes based items). Avoid nightshades (peppers, tomatoes, eggs), milk protein since they cause inflammation Healthy foods: fish, meats, vegetables, avocados, some saturated fat (butter, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. Take vitD3 10k IU/day, Probonix. You should feel a difference in 1-4 months. Read more...

Why isn't pouch surgery in ulcerative colitis not suitable for some people?

Depends . After colon is removed , has to wear a stomal bag on abdomen , need frequent change of bags few times a day, by creating a pouch , stool will be evacuated once a day or so. This needs special skills & ability , elderly , handicapped , mental illness and people with neurological problems will not be able evacuate the pouch, so they are not suitable for creation of the pouch. Read more...
What type of pouch. Are you asking about? J-pouch for the replacement of the rectum results in 6-10 bowel movements a day. Not appropriate for crohn's disease, elderly, damaged anal sphincter, etc. Other pouch is koch pouch replacement at an ileostomy site. Requires significant care and daily insertion of a catheter. Both require specially trained surgeons. Read more...

Can ulcerative colitis transform into cancer? All of cases or in some?

In theory all, but.. If left alone long enough, it is thought that most or all will turn in to cancer over the course of many years of active disease. There are however many factors such as the disease activity, response to ; type of treatment, amount of mucosa at risk, and genetic predisposition. Best to see a colorectal surgeon or GI doctor who has a special interest and experience with inflammatory bowel disease. Read more...
Risk factor. Uc is a risk factor for colon cancer. See more detailed information here: http://digestive.Niddk.Nih.Gov/ddiseases/pubs/colitis/#cancer. Read more...
Yes indeed. After a few years, the risk of developing an adenocarcinoma makes it worth biopsying frequently. A pathologist can tell when there is enough abnormal change in the cells that line the colon to justify taking it out to prevent an actual cancer from forming. How often this happens depends on the severity of the ulcerative colitis; overall it's about 20% at 30 years. Read more...