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.

Questions and answers on "Ulcerative colitis"

My son is 23 years old and had ulcerative colitis he had his colon removed but he also had restricted liver ducts that they put a stent to open I give him milk thistle liquid and lemon and mint tea how can I improve his health he still goes to bathroom ten times a day he takes urso for his liver I give him adek vitamins

doctor1 MD

Hello,
1) Your son was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis with sclerosing cholangitis
2) Surgery was for ulcerative colitis. And Bile duct stenting was done to prevent further stricture of sclerosing cholangitis.
3) Urso (ursodeoxy-cholic acid tablets) are liver protective and boost up liver...

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hi i am a patient of ulcerative colitis and has suffered a relapse so was on steorids due to which i have terrible hair loss somebody has precribed keraglo forte how effective is the tablet to control hair loss and stop greying of hair?i am 33years old

doctor1 MD

Hello,

This tablet is effective in controlling hair loss but needs to be continued for at least 3-4 months to see any significant results.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Asmeet Kaur Sawhney,...

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follicular study right ovary on 18th day it was 18*15mm so my dr have given injection of corion 5000u and after two days right ovary 19*16mm lft 13*9mm and end 8.9mm .can i have chance to be preagnant.i'm ulcerative colitis patient 6yrs married this is first time i did my scaning.plz answer me.

doctor1 MD

Hi there is a chance of pregnancy. But I need to know that rupture was seen or not on ultrasound . Any fluid was seen in pod or not. If not you need to take corion inj again. Talk to your doctor regarding this. Try for next 2 to 3 days.

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i have had ulcerative colitis in the past, however am not on any medications now, and have not had any problems for past 5years until now. lots of blood in stools, painful passing of stools,ect..could that be hemmorroids, and should i get another colonoscopy, last one was 9 years ago.

doctor1 MD

Hello

Thank you for trusting HCM

Dear yes hemorrhods can cause blood in stool. and ulcerative colitis also can cause blood in stools.

Hemorrhods bleeding is bright red in colour and fresh in nature.

But ulcerative colitis blood may altered color associated with mucous.

Eat high fibre diet and...

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i am 48years old,5.7feet,65kg, suffering from ulcerative colitis since 3 years.i am under alopathic treatment taking meselmine etc. but no improvement. i am non alcoholic, vegetarian & lives simple life. still i am suffering with 9-10 times stool with little blood and mucus, what should i do?

doctor1 MD

HI
Well come to HCM
I really appreciate your concern, ulcerative colitis can be cured with proper drugs if the condition is as it is then it may not be the ulcerative colitis but the differential diagnosis need to be taken into consideration, one thing is there the medicine for ulcerative colitis...

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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

doctor1 MD

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

doctor1 MD

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

doctor1 MD

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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Recent questions on  Ulcerative colitis

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Hi, I have ulcerative colitis and recently got arthirities in right wrist. I used mesacol for an year for UC and now doctor recommended to take Sazo and basics vitamins and reflax. Iam using them since a month. I got continuous cough and used ambrolite s syrup for cough along with other medicines. Can I use ambrolite s syrup? I have hand shivering since I started this syrup. Please suggest.

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Hello Dr. Narasi, My 12 year old daughter suffers from Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis and Ulcerative Colitis . She was diagnosed when she was 3. She also developed Portal Hypertension in 2007 which resulted in a splenetic renal shunt forming in the fall of 2007. The portal hypertension decreased at that time. This fall the portal hypertension returned dramatically. She has just been listed for transplant 2 weeks ago. The portal hypertension is now causing portal hypertensive gastropathy. Last Wednesday at 4 in the morning she started throwing up blood. We took her to the er. Her GI did a ct scan , blood work, and scoped her. That is when we discovered the gastropathy. She is currently suffering horribly from the gastropathy. she is on numerous medications including: protonix , sucrafate, lialda, prednisone , poly-iron, mephyton, ursodiol, aquadeks, and refampin. Currently, we are trying to treat the gastropathy with and extra dose of protonix, an extra dose of the sucrafate, and hydrocodone. This is not working. She is currently doubled over in pain crying her eyes out. She is nearly hysterical. I ve called the transplant team and her GI, but they have not called back. I need help in knowing what else I can do to help her not hurt. Could increasing her prednisone help to decrease the pressure, inflammation, and pain she is experiencing? I ask this because in the past 5 years I believe that she has suffered from this gastropathy many times though undiagnosed. And during those times, we were required to increase her prednisone. Each time the gastropathy pain left her within hours of her increased dose. When we did not increase the prednisone the pain persisted until we did increase the prednisone although it did take longer for the prednisone to relieve the pain, usually 5 days. Have you ever heard of prednisone helping gastritis/gastropathy? Or do you have any suggestions? And at what point do I need to take her to the hospital. Just so you know. We ve been dealing with this for 10 years now. I am not an over reactive parent, and Bethany is a very tough girl. She doesn t make a fuss even if she feels awful. So, when I say that she is suffering, I truly mean it. She is in horrible pain. Thank you for your help! Taylor K.

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Hi, I am 30 years old male and I live in XXXXX.It would be really kind if you could help me out. I have an ulcerative Colitis which is been diagnosed recently i.e on 21st June through a Colonoscopy Procedure as I had Diarrhea for the past 2 months prior to the procedure.It is a mild colitis as it is spread only over rectum and sigmoid.Now the problem is I have a low grade fever and a high Pulse rate right 10 to 12 hours after the colonoscopy procedure on 21st june.since then I have been facing both the problems. the fever generally come during the day and thouches 99.5 F maximum in the afternoon and generally vanishes away after 7 or 8 Pm. My pulse rate varies between 85-110 bpm during resting.Because of all this, I feel tired and malaise and unable to do any work. Moreover, All the tests(C T Scan, Chest and stomach x-Ray, thyroid, Blood Culture , Typhoid, C-RP,ESR, Electrolyte , ECG, ECHO, TMT etc) were normal. Also I sometimes have alot of Itching all over the body for the past 5-6 months and it comes for few days and goes.Please help me out as my weight is also getting reduced since then and I feel very week.

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My daughter has ulcerative colitis and has been off prednisone for 3 weeks. She has been having one regular bowel movement per day until a few days ago. She skipped a day, then had a bowel movement and had blood on the paper. This has remained for the past few days. She has now skipped 2 days of having a bowel movement and went today, having a little more blood and some flaky stool . Her GI doctor thinks she probably has a fissure and is constipated. Do you agree with this. She is having no pain at all.

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blood from rectum when I have bowel movement (frequent) bright red probably not over 3 tbsp. but quite a lot more than I've ever seen from hemorrhoids in the past

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Seeing Bright red blood in toilet after bowel movement, also passing gas during the day.

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When I poop lately I have cramping and have even thrown up leaving me exhausted

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