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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How to get rid of ulcerative colitis symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had ulcerative colitis since I was 19 years old, and now I am 26 years old. I have not had urgency or blood in stool since I started taking Remicade at age 19. I have been off from Remicade since I was 24-year-old. The only symptoms I have now are belly discomfort and pain. I do n...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, since you have an established condition, thinking of other possibilities causing increased gas is a foolish thing to do. You may have these symptoms because of underlying subacute active colitis. Well, the narrowing of the lumen is not a feature of ulcerative coli...  Read Full »

Can pancreatitis cause blood and mucus in stools?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having mucus and bloody stools. The mucus has been occurring for about 10 months, and the bleeding began about one month ago. I have issues with my pancreas for which I am taking Creon, and I had my gallbladder removed due to gallstones seven months ago. I am a 24-year-old female...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can imagine that you must be very upset about your bleeding issue, on the background of pancreatitis problem. You are through pretty tough time, I can imagine that. Well, the post-meal pain seem to be due to pancreatic related. With recurrent pancreatitis, the cal...  Read Full »

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

Query: Got diagnosed with ulcerative colitis left-sided last year. I got an e. coli infection 4 years back (EPEC) by food poisoning. My symptoms are rectal bleeding, nausea and constipation. When I got acute colitis, I had these medications: - Pentasa sachet 4 gram (mesalamine) - Budesonide capsules (Corti...  Read Full »


Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Dear. Welcome to icliniq. Thank you very much for providing a detail history. I reviewed your history and the history sheet you provided. It is only left sided colitis and it is not that much severe. Before embarking on the humaira or any other biosimilars I will like to optimize your these medi...  Read Full »

How to stop an ulcerative colitis flare-up?

Query: I’ve had uc for 30 years. One bad attack then remission for ten years til I had my second child. Then a few minor flares over the years. Was diagnosed bs sig moidoscopy then had colonoscopy that almost killed me. Haven’t had one since. Now I just had docicycline and amoxicillin /clav for...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello. I welcome you to icliniq. I feel very sorry to hear that you been through such a pretty bad time for that much years.. So first thing first, I am not convinced that you have acute flare of uc. This is because the cat is not a sensitive modality to detect bowel wall inflammation, and if we s...  Read Full »

What are the causes of CD in children?

Query: I used to get diarrhea and stomach problem since my childhood and I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in my small intestine. I want to know whether Children who get this disease from childhood gets this disease from parents only? I know that people sometimes get it at the adult stage which may be ...  Read Full »


Dr. Md. Kamrul Hasan Sajib

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Dear, How are you ? Hope you are fine . I have read very carefully about your queries. Q. 1. Why CD is more common than UC in children? Ans : in preschool group, UC is more common than CD but in older children CD is more common than UC. In last few years, the incidence of CD is increasing but Inci...  Read Full »

What is the reason for chronic blood in stools?

Query: Hello doctor, I am writing on behalf of my husband who is suffering from blood in stool a couple of years now, but colonoscopy and gastroscopy do not show something that can justify the blood. I would appreciate your advice because we cannot find the source of the blood.  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The description you provide coincide with obscure overt GI bleeding which means overt bleeding and having obscure cause. Since he already had endoscopy and colonoscopy and which were unremarkable, then he might have small intestinal bleeding. This can easily be misse...  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 »

Is Stanlip not recommended in allergic bronchitis patient?

Query: Hello doctor, I was taking Stanlip 145 (to lower high triglycerides) along with my ulcerative colitis medication. I am also taking Amlodac AT from 2014. I was admitted to a chest hospital due to breathing problems during nights on 13th June and was diagnosed as suffering from allergic bronchitis. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, I feel sorry to hear about your recent admission in the hospital with an episode of bronchitis. I suggest you to keep Stanlip (Fenofibrate) on hold. Because there are many other good brands available that can help control your triglycerides and with little sid...  Read Full »

Though I am on medication for peptic ulcer, I am getting blood in stool. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with peptic ulcers because I was having blood (fresh) in my stool. I am on medication but the medication is not effective because my blood has not stopped for even one day. It keeps coming every time I go to pass stool and at times my stool has blood in it too. My stom...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, the peptic ulcer disease often presents with upper abdominal pain. It does not present with per rectal bleeding unless some once has a brisk and huge amount of bleeding ulcers with the stomach or small bowel. And the color of stools often appears dark tarry b...  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 »

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