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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Will the offspring be affected if both parents have an autoimmune disease?

Query: Hi doctor,I am taking tablets for hypothyroidism and have a skin allergy. I decided to marry a person but later found out that he has ulcerative colitis. Will this cause any health issues for our baby as we both have an autoimmune disease? My blood group is A-, and he is B+.  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have autoimmune thyroid disease? It is common to have hypothyroidism at your age because of a lack of iodine in the diet, which causes some enlargement of the thyroid gland. They soon shrink, and the size will reduce once iodine supplements are replaced. Howev...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a solution for my abdominal mass and weight gain with ulcerative colitis.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 43-year-old female. My height is 5.7 feet, and my weight is 100 kg. I am recently diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, and 20 mm polyps have been removed from the rectum. Currently, I am taking Mercaptopurine, Allopurinol, and Pentasa. I have an abdominal mass above and to the righ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned that you are recently diagnosed with UC (ulcerative colitis) and under medication. A recent blood test shows high CRP (C-reactive protein). You are noticing abdominal mass in the stomach with symptoms like hair loss, weight gain, double vision, symmet...  Read Full »

Why is there intermittent rectal bleeding with bloody mucus?

Query: Hi doctor, I currently have intermittent rectal bleeding. It has been happening on and off for about two months, typically once or twice a month, but it happened three times yesterday and three times today. What happens is I will have a regular bowel movement, then about 30 minutes later, feel like...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Have you lost any weight in the last two months? Do you have a reduced appetite? Do you have any family history of colon (large bowel) polyps or cancers? The picture you uploaded (attachment removed to protect patient identity) seems that blood is coming out of ...  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 »

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 »

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