I am a 17 year old girl and i was diagnosed with UC when i was 6 years old. I have not been on much medication other than prednisone (my miracle drug, unfortunately it has the worst side effects), imuran, and pentasa. In the past 3 years or so, I have had 3 flare-ups which all landed me in the hospital. The last time i was in the hospital, the surgeon had that i should probably consider having surgery for my colitis since I have had it for a pretty long time. The fact is, i am very scared of having surgery, to me it is the last and final resort, and Im not sure if i really want to do it. My question is, can having UC for a long time eventually turn into cancer? I know the question seems kind of silly, but I was reading on a website that your chances of getting cancer with UC is very very high. Right now, I cant say that my colitis is under control, Im not taking anything for it really except for probiotics, iron (for loss of blood), and a herbal supplement. Im really just looking for some guidance, Im not sure what i should do... Anything will help. :)
p.s. can it also affect your ability to have kids if you have UC for a very long time?
17 year old female, Diagnosed when I was 6 years old.
MED's taken: prednisone, imurant, pentasa
Other: probiotics, aloe vera juice, herbal infusion (intra), accupuncture, iron supplement, digestive enzymes, fibre supplements, calcium
Also suffer from: depression and anxiety attacks (currently taking an anti-depressent)
One step at a time, One day at a time..
And we'll all be fine :)