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Ulcerative Colitis

Also known as Colitis - Ulcerative, Mesalazine for Ulcerative Colitis

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  • Feacal incontinence at work

    I am a teacher and quite often experience feacal incontinance at work. I wear sanitary pads, and so have to dispose of these in the sanitary bins at school. All of the female staff have been sent an email saying that the company who clean/ change the bins have complained about feacallu soiled pads and...

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  • Newly diagnosed and at college

    I was recently diagnosed a couple weeks ago. It has been incredibly hard to manage everything. Especially my new medication. Plus I am starting my second year of college. Which along with being excited for I am scared. I am just figuring out how to handle everything. I kind of expected everything to...

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  • Probiotics recommendations

    After 4 clear years I have had a flare up of proctitis. Been on predfoam for last two weeks not getting better or worse. For the first time with this flare up I am expreriencing aches and pains in lower back, legs and toes (of all places). Do others experience similar? i understand probiotics can help...

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  • Prostate swelling Due to Ulcerative Colitis of the Rectum?

    I think I have asked this before, but here we go again. I am 48 years old and have been having trouble urinating. It seems to me that it is my Prostate and my Uro thinks so as well. I have told both my Uro and my Gastro that it all started with the onset of this flare of UC. I have pain in front where...

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  • Present Flare Up Further

    Hi All, I think i am quite lucky compared to some of you and only seem to have a flare up about every 12 month.  Currently on 400mg of Pentasa a day.  Today appears to be day 1 of a flare.  Last night i did have a super hot chilli pizza (not usually a problem).  I dont particulally...

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  • Do pentasa suppositories work for you?

    Hi, Has anyone got experience of suppositiroes working when experiencing a mild flare? I have just this weekend started a flare - albeit currently quite mild.  I have suppositories and i am currently using them but not sure if they will clear it?   I am trying to avoid going to steroids...

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  • UC and breast Augmentation

    I have had mild Proctitis for the last 5 years now, I am 22 and cannot get my weight over 7 stone, which is very underweight. I currently control my proctitis with 6 x 400mg asacol a day and have no current symptoms. I have lost a considerable amount of weight, this has completely knocked my confidence...

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  • I have now been advised to have full colon removal

    Hi all after being diagnosed with indeterminate colitis I was placed on maselazine and steroids, however I have still been having flare ups so I went back to the consultant and was advised I would not be able to go onto immune suppresents due to being on anti retro vitals, so the only cause of action...

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  • Struggling to be diagnosed 😞

    Been really sick since March 2017 . (Had these flare up for about 15 years )Up to 23 bowel movement a day a lot of pain and cramping .So tired , and getting depressed . Had a ct scan it showed in larger Lymph nodes , that was in Feb , Got into have the scopes done and the Dr . told me I have ulcerative...

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  • Mezavant for UC

    Hello all I was diagnosed with UC 20 years ago but only ever had 3 flare ups. First two went with Pred. The recent flare up has lasted almost a year. Am exhausted. After 3 lots of Pred I moved to asacol which made me worse so I stopped. Recently my GI asked me to try Mezavant and the first few days...

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  • Due to start humira?

    Hello people hope everyone is keeping well, ive got uc, and have had a bad year with it so far cant seem to keep myself in remmission so now they wana start me on humira! Theres alot of mixed reviews about it and one min im ok with it then one min i dnt wana start it?? Any advice on the drug? Good and...

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  • aiz aiz

    Streak of blood in stool

    Hi, I'm a Male - 27. I've had episodes of constipation during my entire life...but things used to get resolved quickly. For the last 2 year (2015-2016) My constipation has been slightly alleviated, which could be the possible result of a bad diet and Alcoholic tendencies. I've had a period...

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  • Forgive me for asking

    Please forgive me for asking on this group, I havnt been diagnosed with any IBD. I've had a lot of stomach issues for two years now and have been diagnosed with GERD last year. But I've had bowel issues for two years and havnt had a regular bowel since then. I have sever tummy cramps and Just...

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  • No oral medication is working for me

    Hi, I was diagnosed 8 months ago with mild left sided UC, i fell very ill where nothing was helping me. After 9 weeks on steroids and on a steady road on mecapturine I felt on top of the world for 2 months. Then was told my bloods were too high and liver function wasn't working on this one miracle...

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  • How long can a flare up last during colitis

    Hi..i was on this recently about my 18 year old son who was recently told may have colitis, but only thing was he wasnt loosing weight...now he is...how long can a flare up last....im worried sick for him as he is a talk healthy lad and now this is having a horrible affect...and Im helpless as a mother...please...

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  • Nicotine therapy to Counter Ulcerative Colitis Flare

    I am a 32 year male ex-smoker with mild to moderate left sided Ulceraive Colitis, diagnosed 3 years ago. I gave up smoking a while before symptoms appeared. I've recently gone into a flare, and did some reading about the different options out there. I stumbled across a forum discussing nicotine and...

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  • help

    so i havent been diagnosed with anything yet. i have a doctor appointment in a week. but for the couple years ive had occasional blood in my stool. i talked to my doc about it before, but at the time it seemed to me like it was cause by dairy. and for the most part only affected me when i had a lot of...

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  • Çolitus

    Hi I was diagnosed 6years ago for the past 12months I have had constant blood loss I have no diarrhoea I use colifoam but really need a break

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  • UC

    I have been diagnosed with UC in may 2017 On meds prednisolne, Mesalazine, predsol enema on meds for nearly one month getting better slowly, lost 8kg weight. Changed diet to low fibre, no alcohol Only drinks water, coconut water , tea , herbal tea zinger turmeric, also on Auyur meds ( herbal)

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  • Persistent bleeding

    I was diagnosed with proctitis Xmas 2015 and after my initial diagnosis and treatment, I was stable up until January when I started to bleed again. Since then I have had steroid suppositories, oral steroids, mezelazine suppositories and had my oral mesalaxine increased. But my bleeding is on and off...

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  • Med advice

    Hi everyone, I have just joined and wanted to say hi and ask a question please. I have a fairly new diagnosis of ulcerative colitis and have been taking @Pentasa for a few months, things have become worse with bleeding and my specialist has put me on 50mg pred a week ago. Blood tests suggest things...

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  • Advice please from others who may have been through this

    Hi, I've had rectal bleeding and diarrhorea since Jan. My GP saw a haemorrhoid so referred me to colorectal. By the time I saw the Consultant I was much worse with bleeding, mucous, pus and constant toilet trips. The Consultant told me it was not down to piles but couldn't see anything on Sigmoidoscopy....

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  • Infliximab Tingling toes !

    Hi, My Husband has been on Infliximab since December results have not been great and now after having antibody and trough levels checked our consultant has put him on 4 weekly infusions. He has managed to come off steroids (which is a great achievement) and he is feeling great with currently no stomach...

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  • Ok, does anyone out there have any worries about having ...

    Ok, does anyone out there have any worries about having a permanent colostomy or one for a short period of time?? I had mine for 7 months, just about got used to it, then I had a reversal operation. Now - 100% better... The thing is when I went in to hospital I was so ill, I lost approx 2.5 stone and...

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  • Hospital admission for IV steroids to treat UC

    I’m seeking advice from anyone who has had inpatient IV steroid treatment for UC at a UK hospital. I am in a very bad flare and oral meds are not working. I am currently faecally incontinent and have barely left the house in weeks because bloody diarhhea is running out of me almost all the time. The...

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  • Progression of UC after colectomy?

    I apologise if this sounds like a silly question but I am trying to understand the possible progression of IBD if one has the colon and rectum removed. I understand the Crohn’s and UC are related diseases, that the former can affect anywhere in the digestive system from mouth to anus whereas the latter...

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  • Constant C. Diff diagnosis

    Hello All, I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this. I am continually getting diagnosed with c. Diff. This time I was not in the hospital and I was not on any antibiotics and I once again have been diagnosed with c. Diff??? I don't understand how I keep getting this and the doctors have...

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  • Sun Cream reccommendation for UC Sufferers

    Hi All, I am completely paranoid about going in the sun.  Although i am not on the medication which means you should not be exposed to sun light, i take Pentasa (mezzalazine). Just wondering if anyone can reccommend the best sun cream for UC sufferers? Thanks in advance. Carrie x

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  • Ulterative Colitis ?

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone can help me to reravel that my recent report from a sigmiodoscopy means thanks: Level reached decending colon. Colitis probably UC Appearance :with contact bleeding, dull erthema and congested, blurred pattern. Continuous extend at the rectum. Haemorrhiods. Biopsies taken...

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