I was hospitalized in February of last year with a DVT. It was pretty bad. I had many blood clots in my right leg and a large cluster in my abdomin. I had read something about a slight chance of a DVT being caused by Colozal. When I was in the hospital three different doctors discussed and read up on the side effects and concluded that it was not Colozal. The doctors all felt that it was my birth control pills that caused my DVT. I have also read that there is a slight chance that UC in general can cause a DVT.
I had another CT scan and Doppler U/S in early February this year. It seems I still have some occlusion in my abdomin. I see my Hematologist tomorrow to find out what will be the next step as I have been on Coumadin for one year now and the cluster in my abdomin should have disolved by now.
Also, I have had extensive blood testing to see if I have some type of auto immune factor that would cause me to be susceptible to have a DVT again. The first two tests came back positive for Anti Cardio Lypin Enzymes (SP??). I will get my results tomorrow for the third and final test.
From what I understand about UC, it is an auto immune disorder and we can expect other auto immune disorders may occur. I have felt the arthritis in my joints at times and if my DVT was caused by an auto immune disorder..... maybe, just maybe, this could all be connected.
If you have any further questions, I would be happy to offer my advise.
Pancolitis - dx December 2006
Colazal 750 mg - 9/day (generic)
Canasa 1000mg 1/day (???)
Women's One-A-Day Multi-Vitamin
Calcium +D 500 mg - 3/day
Coumadin 2.5 mg/day (for DVT, dx 2/13/07)
Asacol (bad reaction); mesalamine supp. (bad reaction); Seasonale (birth control); cranberry pill - 300 mg 3x/day (urinary tract infec.);
Lovenox injec. 2x/day (for DVT); Prednisone - 10 mg/day; Folic Acid - 400 mcg x2/day