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After 4 weeks of near pure blood diaorrea, 30- 40 times in 24 hours and eventually becoming enemic and dehydrated and so poorly my husband was admitted to hospital on boxing day. After an emergency endoscopy and results of other tests he was diagnosed with severe uc. The hospital has been brilliant geting him started on steroids and the other treatments the same day but apart from being re-hydrated there is no sign of the frequency of how often he goes and no slowing slowing of it being less bloody he is not improving. How long should it take for the drugs to start taking effect ????? He has of yesterday evening alsa contracted c-diff in the hospital which i imagine will make things worse as it is a diaorrea bug.
Also as of yesterday they gave him an x-ray (not ultrasound) and his consultant has said he must have one daily but i dont know why...perhaps someone can tell me. I spent last night researching uc as i thought it was just bad ibs but now i know it is totally not and stumbled upon this very good forum and website so im hoping you can help. Does anyone ever have the colon removed on a first attack of uc if it is very bad ????
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