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IBD stands for inflammatory bowel disease. It includes a group of disorders that cause inflammation in the intestines. Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis come under IBD. The symptoms are diarrhea, abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, weight loss, and fatigue. Taking fatty and greasy foods, hot and spicy foods, intake of caffeine and alcohol can trigger IBD. There is no cure for this condition.

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I am suffering from episodes of diarrhea. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28-year-old female, and I have concerns about the possibility of having IBD (inflammatory bowel disease). I experience frequent episodes of diarrhea without any apparent cause, and there are no other accompanying symptoms. Would it be advisable for me to consider using medications ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq, and thank you for choosing us as your health care provider. I understand your medical condition, and I am here to support you. 1) IBD or inflammatory bowel disease can only be definitively diagnosed through a colonoscopy and biopsy. 2) Frequent diarrhea without additional s...  Read Full »

I have cough, itching, and rashes after taking Vedolizumab. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 52-year-old male experiencing severe abdominal pain, recurrent diarrhea, and vomiting for the past month. My doctor diagnosed me with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and recommended Vedolizumab. After taking the medicine for two days, I am now dealing with severe itching, rashes...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. Vedolizumab is a medication used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. While it can be an effective treatment for many individuals, you may be experiencing side effect...  Read Full »

How to differentiate ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease?

Query: Hello doctor, My six year old daughter was born with tyrosinemia type 1. She had diarrhea and bloody stools for 10 days, a month back. She was tested for many things, and everything came back normal, except her calprotectin level was 1250 while she had loose and bloody stools. She was admitted and h...  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen all the attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). We see many tyrosinemias and IBD (irritable bowel disease) patients. In smaller children, it is sometimes difficult to differentiate between ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Cr...  Read Full »

My friend is 40 years old, he was diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease recently. He has been experiencing recurrent abdominal pain, diarrhea, weight loss, and fatigue for two months. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,My friend is 40 years old, he was diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease recently. He has been experiencing recurrent abdominal pain, diarrhea, weight loss, and fatigue for two months. Could you please provide an overview of inflammatory bowel disease, including the different types (...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Crohn's disease affects the entire large bowel while ulcerative colitis affects commonly the rectosigmoid region. Abdominal pains, and bloody diarrhea, are complications of colorectal cancer. The common risk factors associated with develo...  Read Full »

What causes blood in stool?

Query: Hello doctor,I am suffering from dysentery (not sure) from last couple of months. I found blood in my stool. So the doctor suggested doing colonoscopy test. Colonoscopy report says that there is one small papilla near anorectal junction, may be cause of the bleeding. The doctor gave me tablets and t...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Frequent motions along with blood for weeks is not due to dysentry. Also a small papilla causing this amount of symptoms is very unlikely. So what else it could be? It can be inflammatory bowel disease, malignancy, chronic infections, tuberculosis. My advise is get stoo...  Read Full »

I get recurrent blood in stool with stomach pain. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know the reason for pain in the stomach at the right side and blood in the stool. Once I had blood in stool previously and used homeopathy medicine to stop that, but it recurred after five days.  Read Full »

Dr. Kapil Kumar Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Stomach pain on the right side can occur due to a variety of reasons like stomach infection, appendicitis, infection in your intestine, and problems in your kidneys or the ureters (a tube that connects your kidneys to your urinary bladder). Stomach pain with blood i...  Read Full »

My daughter’s ultrasound showed inflammation on her bowel wall.

Query: Hello doctor, My 4-year-old daughter has complained of stomach aches and constipation for past four days. She has been gradually loosing weight for the past many months. We did a ultra sound and stool test. Her ultra sound showed inflammation on her bowel wall and the stool test showed calprotectin ...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest the following: 1. Give the child Muout powder (Polyethylene Glycol) - 4 scoops in 1 glass of water early in the morning on an empty stomach for three days, followed by two scoops in 1 glass of water early in the morning on an empty stomach for two wee...  Read Full »

My girlfriend had tested positive for COVID-19 and had continued diarrhea. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My girlfriend tested positive for COVID-19. It was determined to be the GI version of COVID, which presented vomiting, diarrhea, and high fever as the main symptoms. After several days, we broke the fever and stopped the vomiting. However, diarrhea continued. It went from almost a stringy...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have reviewed her case history and attached images as well (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). There are four issues that I can see. Recent COVID infection, with gut involvement predominantly. Underlying anxiety, sensitive gut, and history of IBS...  Read Full »

Pentasa sachet is not helping ulcerative colitis. Please suggest some other medicine.

Query: Hi doctor,I am 23 years old with a weight of 114 lbs and a height of 6 feet. I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis last year. I had an E.coli infection four years back by food poisoning. I have symptoms of rectal bleeding, nausea, and constipation. When I got acute colitis, I took Pentasa sachet 4...  Read Full »

Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are having left-sided colitis. Before taking Humaira or any other biosimilars, I would like to optimize your medications. Regarding foods, there are no specific foods that can help you. I suggest you take an oral trial of Prednisolone (corticosteroid) as enema does ...  Read Full »

Can work-related stress result in Crohn's disease flare-ups?

Query: Hi doctor, I started to have Crohn's disease when I was 12 years old and I am 35 years old now. I have stopped taking medication for ten years and I do not have any flareup in the last five years. But I still have bowel inflammation from time to time and I have pain spasms occasionally in the lower...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Bansari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can sense your concern and I know that you have gone through bad days during the illness. You are off treatment and still managing everything for about five years. I can understand that working on the front line makes things difficult but you are at equal risk lik...  Read Full »

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