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Treatment for colitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Answered : 40 Questions
User :   Can having the hpv virus cause colitis or crohn's?
Doctor :   No it has no evidence yet
User :   can any of this affect a unborn baby
Doctor :   The unborn usually do go unaffected by HPV infection
User :   what about colitis or crohns?
Doctor :   THere is no hard evidence of HPV causing colitis or Crohn
User :   is mucus in the stool a good indication of colitis or crohns?
User :   with no other symptoms?
Doctor :   Very rarely
Doctor :   Blood in the stool, abdominal pain, diarrhoea etc
Doctor :   are associated
User :   i feel like im falling apart over here since i have been pregnant its been one thing after another
User :   i was told i have the ca causing hpv virus and now they want to test me for crohns and colitis so i just wanted to see if the hpv virus had anything to do with it or possibly anything
Doctor :   HPV virus has the potential to cause Cervical cancer at later stage or if not treated in early stages
Doctor :   Do you have family history of Crohns or colitis
User :   cause no one from either side of my family has had it
User :   so how did i get it (if i do have it)
Doctor :   I think it is a routine screening done if one has mucus in stools
Doctor :   You better undergo it
Doctor :   The question of treatment arises if they diagnose it, right?
User :   well im the one that contacted my doctor and shes a lil concerned about it but told me its nothing to stress at this point
Doctor :   If you start worrying from now on, it is not good for your growing baby
User :   seems like im screwed all the way around (pardon my french)
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   You are too much worried than the actual situation
Doctor :   HPV is detected in more than 60% of women
Doctor :   and not that all of them have cancer in coming years
User :   can forced penetration cause this (like a rape)
Doctor :   It can be easily treated
Doctor :   It does not go that way
User :   i mean the colitis and crohns
Doctor :   Colitis and Crohn are usually tested for all people with mucus in stools
User :   is mucus in stool normal for pregnant women
Doctor :   May be normal
User :   can colitis and crohns cause problems like premature birth, or stillborn or just problems in general
User :   is it curable?
Doctor :   In general problems
Doctor :   It is controllable
User :   but not curable?
Doctor :   The treatment is initiated after pregnancy
Doctor :   It is not completely curable
User :   if there is no hard evidence that hpv causes colitis and crohns is there a possible link between the 2
Doctor :   It is not yet proven
Doctor :   Can I say something if you give it a thought?
User :   yea
Doctor :   All the tests you underwent or yet to undergo has never confirmed anything yet,
User :   just the pap with the abnormal cells
Doctor :   You should not worry at this time when you are pregnant
Doctor :   Pap with abnormal does not mean you have HPV too
Doctor :   there are hundred reasons for abnormal cells
User :   really? cause thats what the doc told me
Doctor :   There is lot to confirm before you really have to worry
User :   well my husband is not here so im extra worried
User :   thats why im stressing so much
Doctor :   Moreover all these are easily treated if detected early
User :   a lot of my pt's had all this but never happened to me
Doctor :   Share these details with him
Doctor :   and find some solace
User :   little embarassing
User :   but see your point
User :   well thank you doc for your time
Doctor :   I hope you have good days ahead with no worries
Doctor :   Primary is to deliver a good healthy baby
Doctor :   Thank you
Doctor :   bye
User :   thank you
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