Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
192 Doctors are Online

Suffering from IBD Pancolitis, on mesacol OD. Is it curable?

Sir, I am suffering from IBD Pancolitis severe since last two years. I have been advised Mesacol OD 1.2 Gm thrice daily, two at morning and one at evening after meal. Sir firstly is it curable, secondly now I am suffering from said disease from last fifteen days that is 4 to 5 times bowl disorder with heavy amount of blood even some times only blood with certain lower abdominal pain . Please advise.
Asked On : Thu, 17 Jan 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  79
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Gastroenterologist 's  Response
Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.Ratnakar Kini and I am pleased to assist you.
The exact cause of IBD pancolitis is not known.
Mesacol OD and other medications only keep the symptoms under control and they do not cure the disease.
The only permanent solution for ulcerative pancolitis is total colectomy. It is the surgery in which the entire colon is removed.
Ulcerative colitis affects only the colon in the gastrointestinal tract. By removing the colon, the symptoms like bloody diarrhea and abdominal pain may resolve.
I hope that answers your question.
Dr.Ratnakar Kini
Answered: Thu, 5 Dec 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor