I have inflammatory bowel disease. Is my ulcer curable?

Q. I have inflammatory bowel disease. Is my ulcer curable?

Answered by
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 13, 2018

Hello doctor,

I had abdominal pain six months back. And I did the scanning. It showed inflammatory bowel disease. I did a colonoscopy. It reveals terminal ileal ulcer 4. Biopsy suggestive of non-specific ileitis. I m taking Mesacol 400 mg tablet BD. The doctor told to stop after six months. So, I stopped now. But again I have mild abdominal pain and bloating. No any other complaint like diarrhea, or rectal bleeding. Is my ulcer curable?



Welcome to icliniq.com.

Considering the inflammatory bowel disease, it seems you have milder form of the disease. This is a chronic disease with periods of remission and reactivation. So in you, it is likely that you may get such recurrences in the future for which you would need repeated course of treatment, but some patients do achieve remission without much reactivation. So course is variable and in you, it appears that it would mostly be non severe.

For more information consult an internal medicine physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/internal-medicine-physician

Was this answer helpful?


Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Related Questions:
Peptic Ulcer

Overview: Ulceration in the inner lining of the stomach or upper part of the small intestine is called peptic ulcer ... pylori or due to erosion from acids present in the   Read full

Aphthous Ulcers - Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

This injury is more commonly due to a mouth ulcer, which is medically referred to as aphthous ulcer or canker sores ... This is the most common type of ulcer found i   Read full

Kindly explain the reason for dull pain and pressure in lower right abdomen.

.. gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concern. As you mentioned that you are having abdominal pain from a long time, I suggest you get evaluated properly. Chronic abdominal pain that too on right lower has many causes.   Read full

Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read

PCOS and Liver Problems
The hormonal imbalances in polycystic ovary syndrome could cause liver diseases. Read the article to know the relationship between these medical conditions.  Read more»
Inferior Alveolar Nerve Lateralization Technique
The inferior alveolar nerve lateralization technique is a surgical lateralization technique to reposition the nerve. Read the article to know more about this.  Read more»
COVID-19 and Ebola: Similarities and Differences
This article gives a comparison and broader overview of the outbreak of the two deadliest diseases that showed a greater incidence over the last two decades.  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask an Internal Medicine Physician Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.