Steroid Enema

Steroid enema includes the process of treating ulcerative colitis in the lower intestinal area and the rectal area using Hydrocortisone rectal. This procedure is to be carried out for at least 8 weeks. It helps by reducing diarrhea and bloody stools by decreasing the inflammation of the colon. Proper hygiene should be followed while using this medicine, and regular follow-up with the doctor is mandated to check the progress.

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Kindly suggest treatment for ulcerative colitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from ulcerative colitis for the past five years. I had a colonoscopy twice and sigmoidoscopy once in the past five years. I am 28 years old. I had Balacol 750 mg six times a day and Mesacol enema for a month. Because of short supply of Balacol, I cannot take it for one week...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We are here to help you. This is a chronic condition and requires chronic treatment based on the severity of the disease and the ongoing symptoms. Treatment is mostly with anti-inflammatory medications like Sulfasalazine and Mesalamine (Mesalazine). Reducing infl...  Read Full »

How can I reduce the symptoms of ulcerative colitis that has been present since 11 years?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 39-year-old female with ulcerative colitis and proctitis 10 cm from the distal end. It was diagnosed about 11 years back and responded well with topical medicines till the last four years. However, the disease activity has increased from moderate to severe. I have started taking...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern, I have read your doctor's notes (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) and would like to see your current fecal calprotectin values, and preferably a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy you have done recently, to get an idea about...  Read Full »

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