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Is gastric bypass safe with ulcerative colitis?

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Is gastric bypass safe with ulcerative colitis?
Posted Thu, 28 Mar 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Ratnakar Kini 26 minutes later
Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.Ratnakar Kini and I am pleased to answer your query.

I would like to know some more information before I can give my opinion.

1. How long you have been affected by ulcerative colitis?

2. Is the entire colon affected or only part of it?

3.Are you on any medications for ulcerative colitis? If yes, what medications?

4. Are the symptoms under control?

5. What was the last colonoscopy finding?

6. What is your BMI?

Kindly get back to me with the answers.

Dr.Ratnakar Kini

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Follow-up: Is gastric bypass safe with ulcerative colitis? 49 minutes later
1. since I was 24
2. just near the rectum
3.I was on asacol but stopped taking them
4. they are usually but when I get stressed I get them and have them now, bleeding and pain, I also have gastric paresis.
5. last colonoscopy was Nov.2012 and it was fine
6. 57.6
Answered by Dr. Ratnakar Kini 28 hours later
Thanks for providing the details I wanted.
You have only a short segment involved and also the symptoms are under control.
Gastric bypass is safe for you.

I hope that answers your question.
If you have no more questions, kindly accept this answer and rate this service.
Dr.Ratnakar Kini
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