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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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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com We are here to help you. This is a chronic condition and requires chronic treatment based on the severity of the disease and the ongoing symptoms. Treatment is mostly with anti-inflammatory medications like Sulfasalazine and Mesalamine (Mesalazine). Reducing infl... 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 »
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 ulcerative ... Read Full »
What causes mucus and blood in stools?
Query: Hi doctor, When I am using the restroom, I saw bloody mucus in my stool. What does it mean? Recently, I suffered with diarrhea and black stools. I had treatment for diarrhea and having bloody mucus in stools. Currently, I am taking gastric tablets and medicines to control diarrhea. Read Full »
Dr. Kagathara Happy Kumar Devkaranbhai
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern and worry about the severity of the situation. Loose stool along with increased frequency of stool (6 to7 times per day), mucus and occasional episodes of bleeding suggest inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease)... 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 »
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 bow... Read Full »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
I am a 40-year-old woman with ulcerative colitis. I have blood in my stool when I do not take my medications. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 40-year-old woman with ulcerative colitis, diagnosed seven years back. I am currently taking Mesacol 4000 mg daily, but my bleeding has not stopped for the last five months. My body has gotten used to Deltacartel. Without it, my stool passes with blood and mucus in large quantities... Read Full »
Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The target of treating ulcerative colitis is to stop the bloody bowel motions. The treatment of acute exacerbation includes IV (intravenous) steroids and an oral course. After controlling the acute exacerbation, upgrading the maintenance ther... 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. Kagathara Happy Kumar Devkaranbhai
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 s... 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 »
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 »
My CT abdomen is suggestive of colitis. Would you explain the symptoms?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 54 year old male. My weight is 84 kg, and weight is 175 cm. I have done a CT scan before three months, and it showed mild thickening of the sigmoid colon suggestive colitis. I do not have any symptoms of colitis, diarrhea or blood in the stool. I have done stool occult blood test... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The word colitis means an inflammatory reaction in the colon, often autoimmune or infectious. Most of the patients present with the pain in abdomen, diarrhea, and vomiting. The first issue is to try to determine whether you had ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease... Read Full »