Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which results in inflammation and ulcers in the digestive tract. This condition affects the large intestine and rectum. Diarrhea, rectal pain, weight loss, an urgency to defecate, rectal bleeding, and abdominal pain are the symptoms of ulcerative colitis.

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What is clubbing and why does it occur?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 41-year-old male, and I have noticed that my fingernails are curving downwards over the past three years. I had the habit of smoking for about 20 years and did quit it a few years back. I also have Ulcerative Colitis, and also it seems that I have a Schamroth window. Is it somethin...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com I can understand your concern. The pictures provided (attachment removed to protect patient's identity), seem to be clubbing due to Ulcerative colitis (chronic inflammatory bowel disease); however, close pictures are needed to confirm the diagnosis. In clubbing, nail...  Read Full »

How to stop an ulcerative colitis flare-up?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had ulcerative colitis for 30 years. I had one bad attack, then remission for ten years till I had my second child, and then a few minor flares over the years. I have diagnosed with sigmoidoscopy then had a colonoscopy that almost killed me. I have not had one since, and now I ju...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I feel very sorry to hear that you have been through such a pretty bad time for that many years. So first thing first, I am not convinced that you have an acute flare of ulcerative colitis. This is because the computed tomography is not a sensitive modality to de...  Read Full »

Are my symptoms pointing towards Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis?

Query: Hello doctor, Doctors are switching between whether I have Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis, based on the response to the treatment and medicine. I started Humira last month, but it has come in for my second round, and it is already a month late. I do not know if that worked or not since I am of...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome you to icliniq.com. I know you must be very upset about your ongoing condition. Your symptoms suggest that you have Crohn's disease, not ulcerative colitis. Humira and biological medications like this work for a while before losing effect until the next dose. So yes, if the interva...  Read Full »

Is phimosis an STD?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old male of height 5’9 and weight 58 kgs. I have ulcerative colitis. I am getting bad cuts around the tip of the foreskin on the penis when retracting the skin often. It takes a few days to heal and then produces cuts when retracted again. It has been happening for...  Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran Sr

Sexologist, Diabetologist, Andrologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Your issue can be due to phimosis - kindly share an erect picture so that I can help you with the diagnosis. If you have a history of unprotected sex, we need to think of STI (sexually transmitted infections). If there is a family histo...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain in my left abdominal area?

Query: Hello doctor, My primary issue was blood in the stool. The stools used to be dark or red in color. It was difficult to pass unless I pushed extremely hard due to very dense or heavy stool. I had constipation almost daily for a few months leading up to seeing blood in the stool. Since I was very ...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am very sorry to hear about your condition and your experience in ER (emergency room). There are certain conditions that can explain your symptoms. I sincerely feel that you have not been evaluated thoroughly. You might be having an infection of the gut (colitis), infla...  Read Full »

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

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com We are here to help you. You seem to be suffering from ulcerative colitis and that requires evidence of the findings in colonoscopy and biopsy. This is a chronic condition and requires chronic treatment based on the severity of the disease and the ongoing symptoms. Treatm...  Read Full »

My rectal bleeding due to ulcerative colitis responds only to Prednisolone. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27-year-old male. For the past five years I have ulcerative colitis. My main problem is bleeding form rectum. When I take Prednisolone, I am fine for maximum of three months and after that again it starts bleeding and also continues with Mesacol. I also took Azathioprine (Aazo...  Read Full »


Dr. Arbab Muhammad Kashif Khan

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your history suggests that you have steroid-dependent ulcerative colitis. So you rightly started Azathioprine and I think it should work if you are taking a proper dose (you have not shared dose of Azoran and your body weight). You can take Azoran as 1.5-2.5 mg per k...  Read Full »

What is the dosage of Pentasa for bowel problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a problem in my bowel since more than one month, so I had a colonoscopy with biopsy. The doctor informed me that I have mild inflammation and colitis. The doctor gave me two medications, Pentasa 500 and Tarivid 200. I used Pentasa 500 for three weeks, and I become recovered almo...  Read Full »


Dr. Klerida Shehu

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have seen the attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity).You have diverticulitis and mild colitis. That is why you should use antibiotics like Tarivid (Ofloxacin) 200 mg. Diverticulitis explains your symptoms like diarrhea and stomach pain.With r...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for bowel pain and bowel wall thickening?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain in my bowel. I have had an MRI and the doctor noted that I have bowel wall thickening in my distal colon. Before that, I did a stool test that was negative in Calprotectin and I had a CDSA it showed no inflammation negative for Lactoferrin. No bacterial infection. I also h...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand you must be very upset about your ill health. So the comprehensive stool analysis is well within normal limits-particularly calprotectin and lactoferrin which are inflammatory markers. Their absence theoretically excludes any inflammation within the b...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest ways to improve digestion?

Query: Hi doctor, We are living in an area where water having high TDS level. So, here almost 70% people facing stomach and intestine related issue. I am a physically fit person and my age is 37. I am doing regular weight exercise (gym workout) for the past 7 years continuously. All areas of my body are w...  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Medical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have abdominal pain? What about your appetite? What is stool consistency and was blood on the surface of stool or mixed with stool? Do you have symptoms of nausea, burning sensation in upper part of the abdomen or chest? If you had recent episode of small amount...  Read Full »

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