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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

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...  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

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 »

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

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 »

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

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 interval...  Read Full »

Ulcerative colitis with bleeding in stool

Query: Hello doctor, I have ulcerative colitis for more than two months. I pass more than seven stools a day (loose stools). Constant bleeding before every stool from the rectum. Fever, rapid heartbeat, and anemia. And have a fungal infection, taking medicine too. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. For ulcerative colitis, an anti-inflammatory drug like the Sulfasalazine group of drugs can be started. (In a severe case, Steroids can be prescribed for a short duration). Immunosuppressive drugs are prescribed if needed. Anti-diarrheal medication also can be pres...  Read Full »

My tongue is red in the middle and painful. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an issue with my tongue pain for about one month. I am having this issue where my tongue is red in the middle and painful when it is pushing around spit or food or when it is pushing itself to the roof of the mouth. I have a burning sensation. It is hardly noticeable in the morn...  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your tongue does not look diseased to me. The diagnosis made by the ENT (ear, nose, and throat) physician seems to be fine. Due to some changes in the papilla present on the tongue, your t...  Read Full »

I want to know more about IBD. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 50-year-old lady, who is curious to learn more about inflammatory bowel disease, specifically how it affects the large intestine and how inflammation is involved in this illness. I am curious because my brother was diagnosed with this condition very recently. And I have similar sym...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello. Welcome to icliniq.com. Your first query consult is on us! Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) primarily includes two conditions: Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Both affect the large intestine (colon) and sometimes the small intestine. Inflammation in IBD is an immune system response, t...  Read Full »

How to differentiate ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease?

Query: Hello doctor, My six year old daughter was born with tyrosinemia type 1. She had diarrhea and bloody stools for 10 days, a month back. She was tested for many things, and everything came back normal, except her calprotectin level was 1250 while she had loose and bloody stools. She was admitted and h...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen all the attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). We see many tyrosinemias and IBD (irritable bowel disease) patients. In smaller children, it is sometimes difficult to differentiate between ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Cr...  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. Patil Pratik Pramod

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 »

Is Stelara a good option for my ulcerative colitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 55 year old male. I have had ulcerative colitis for several years now, and despite trying various medications, including Ayurvedic treatments, I still experience symptoms. Recently, I have noticed the return of blood in my stools and an increase in the frequency of bowel moveme...  Read Full »


Dr. Sukhdev Garg

Answer: Hello, Thanks for trusting us with your health care. I can understand your concern. As you might have read, Stelara (Ustekinumab) injection is an interleukin inhibitor that works by blocking certain proteins in your body, called IL-12 (interleukin-12) and IL-23 (interleukin-23), that cause inflam...  Read Full »

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