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Date Joined Aug 2009
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   Posted 8/8/2009 4:19 AM (GMT -6)   
My dh has had lower abd pain that got more frequent this last year. Dr thought it was his prostate. 2 wks ago had very painful episode, kept him up at night, and was tender to touch. pain was midline, below umbilicus, and mid abd on left side.He had one temp of 100.4. I thought diverticulitis and Dr agreed, but cat scan showed what looked like UC.  He said there was thickening of the wall so it was chronic.  We were leaving for vacation, he said go, and he should get a colonoscopy when he gets back.  He has never had frank blood in his stools, not usually diarrhea, but does c/o feeling bloated and like he has more stool to come out.  I'm really hoping he has a mild case since no bleeding. Anyway, I had started him on probiotics right away. Have since added fish oil. I am attempting aloe vera gel but he has not been able to tolerate the texture. He will have the colonoscopy soon, but I'm trying to get him health insurance before we have a definitive diagnosis.  Any thoughts? Or anything else I can do while waiting?
    Thanks, Stressed-out wife

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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 224
   Posted 8/8/2009 7:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Instead of aloe vera gel, you may want to try aloe vera juice - one without aloin (which can irritate the bowel). I use George's aloe vera juice. He will have no problem tolerating this one as it has the same taste and consistency as filtered water.
Diagnosed with UC in 1990.
Current Meds: Sulfasalazine & Folic Acid.
Supplements: fish oil, flax oil, glucosamine, CoQ10, fiber, aloe vera juice, probiotics.
Other: Raw Milk for breakfast. Currently exploring a raw milk fast one day/week.

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