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 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 Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 t...  Read Full »

My 20-year-old son with ulcerative colitis suddenly got better after passing out a 10-inch-long thing. How?

Query: Hello., My 20-year-old son was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis about five months ago. Some doctors thought it was infectious. He has had months of horrid pain (like eating glass shards) and bleeding so much that he became anemic. He did not respond to any medicines, including Mesalamine (in fact, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Varun Chaudhry

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Thanks for your query, and I feel sorry to hear that your son had to go through such an ordeal. From the limited coronal images you have provided (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), I can see that the...  Read Full »

My daughter has ulcerative colitis. Is it normal to get white mucus in her stools?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is your old patient. Just to recall, she had ulcerative colitis. She was taking tablet 6-MP 25 mg every other day along with folic acid. After the colonoscopy, you suggested 25 mg tablet 6-MP each day with 2 gm Pentasa and 5 mg folic Acid. We did a couple of blood tests aft...  Read Full »

Dr. Murugesh Mallaiyappan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. After reviewing the history, it looks like an overdose of 6-MP (Mercaptopurine). I suggest you continue the 6-MP tablet on alternate days. LFT (liver function tests) report was normal. Occasional mucus in stool can be i...  Read Full »

After taking medications ulcerative colitis is controlled, but due to stress I got the symptoms back. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 53-year-old female. I have had ulcerative colitis in the large intestine for the past 20 years. After taking medication, I had relief, but due to mental pressure, the problem came back. My previous medications were tablet Mesacol OD, tablet Azoran 50 mg, and tablet Wysolone 40 mg...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Ulcerative colitis is a disease that can only be controlled and not completely cured as it is an autoimmune disease. Now coming on to medications, your medicines are perfectly fine. You need some modifications from time to time, dependin...  Read Full »

I am emotionally disturbed due to my health problems. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 28 and weigh 115 lbs. I have an ulcerative colitis flare up, a cold sore outbreak, genital herpes outbreak, and a knee injury that will not heal. The lab tests confirmed an infection with both the herpes viruses. What is happening to me? I work 65 hours a week as a geologist. M...  Read Full »

Dr. Pratik Patil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. All these symptoms you described are associated with a single disease activity. This is a rheumatological disease. It is basically an inflammatory response to some unknown gene or immune cell. You will need to be evaluated for the same. Once diagnosed, the treatment is...  Read Full »

Every day, I feel to have incomplete defecation. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 22 year old male, and I have an unusual problem of bowel movements. Every morning, I feel I have incomplete motion. I cannot say it is constipation, but the stool does not come out completely. Even after defecating, I still have an urge to defecate more. Then after taking breakf...  Read Full »

Dr. Jeremy David O' Kennedy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your question. The feeling of an incomplete bowel movement that you describe is called tenesmus in medicine. Tenesmus, as well as urgency, has quite a few possible causes, but by far the most common is the irritable and inflammatory bowel syndromes. Irritab...  Read Full »

Do severe pain in the abdomen and rectal bleeding for six months indicate ulcerative colitis?

Query: Hi doctor, My 20-year-old son was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis six months ago. He has not responded to any medication, which has mainly been Prednisone and interview infusions. Initially, they gave him Lee all day, and he went from painless rectal bleeding to horrible pain to pancolitis. A co...  Read Full »

Dr. N. Ashok Viswanath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Did they do any colonoscopy and biopsy study for diagnosing it as ulcerative colitis? The picture which you have uploaded with this query looks like segments of Funis Vermes, so-called rope worms, which is a rare parasitic helminth. They are usually single, but the s...  Read Full »

What are the causes of CD in children?

Query: Hi doctor,I used to get diarrhea and stomach problem since my childhood, and I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in my small intestine. So I want to know whether people who get this disease in their childhood get it from their parents only? I know that people sometimes get it in their adult stage b...  Read Full »

Dr. Md Kamrul Hasan Sajib

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read very carefully about your queries. 1. Why Crohn's disease is more common than ulcerative colitis in children? In the preschool group, ulcerative colitis is more common than Crohn's disease, but in older children, Crohn's disease is more common than ulcerat...  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 52 kilograms and a height of six 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 s...  Read Full »

Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 as enema does not help complete...  Read Full »

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. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

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 »

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