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Ulcerative colitis

What is Ulcerative colitis?

It is a form of inflammatory bowel disease . Ulcerative colitis is a form of colitis, a disease of the colon (large intestine), that includes characteristic ulcers, or open sores. The main symptom of active disease is usually constant diarrhea mixed with blood, of gradual onset. IBD is often confused with irritable bowel syndrome.

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My problems all started with internal hemorroids. Continued with almost constant pain and since have had several fissure surgeries and rectal abscesses and ulcers. Now have ulcerative colitis, that I'm told is not severe,but am passing heavy dis colored mucus and blood and suffer almost unbearable pain. Can't seem to make doctors understand how bad I hurt. I never want to do anything. Am chilled and tired all the time. I teach and can't wait to get home and take a pain pill. Can you help me? Martha
Hello Martha .
Thanks for the query to H.C.M. Forum.
As you mentioned that you are having Ulcerative colitis with mucus and blood passing every day.
Since this is concerning as this may develop anaemia ,so also weakness and general debility ( seems as it may have developed ).
In my opinion don't...
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I was on prednisone for 3 years off and on for my ulcerative colitis. Had to go back on it several times. Now my Dr. told me that I am a diabetic. Will that ever go away? Do not know what to do ? Thank you Sorry I do not have the money to pay for this. I am on social security disability. sorry
Hi,

Usually, ulcerative colitis can only be treated to reduce the inflammation, but cannot be cured permanently.

You ended up as a diabetic due to prednisone use as it is a corticosteroid. I'd suggest to consult with the diabetologist/endocrinologist if the diabetes you have been diagnosed is...
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Hi
My name is XXXXXXX I am suffering from Colitis- Large Intestine Swelling
Can I think of conceiving a child now or should I wait
Hello Aarti,
Thanks for your query.
Because ulcerative colitis (UC) usually starts between the ages of 20 and 30, it hits during a woman’s prime childbearing years.

Some women with ulcerative colitis may feel so exhausted and uncomfortable, they have no desire to try to get pregnant. Others with...
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