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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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. Zubayeralam

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

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

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

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

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 »

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