Helps! What labs I need for Ulcerative Colitis.

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NIcepeter
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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 10/31/2007 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I have seen different GI for my annoying UC. No docs have done a lab on me. Guys, plese give me some suggestions, tell me what labs I need to rule out some causes. Thank you very much. Your suggests are really appreciated!           
                                                                                               Peter
36 yrs male. From Arizona
 
Took a lot of antibiotics for my sinus infection caused by allergy, Augmentin and triple antibiotics regimen. Now qualilfy to join UC team.
 
Dx in 2007. Proctitis only( party of Ulcerative Colitis). Mild Hemorrhoid. Fish oil 2 capules twice a day, helps. Alo Vera sometimes helps. Propolis helped quit bit, but had to stop due to allergy issue.
 
 


ks1905
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Date Joined Sep 2005
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   Posted 10/31/2007 2:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Find a new GI that you are more comfortable with....having a good GI and someone that you can work with is very important with UC.

--Keith
DX'd with Pan-Colitis June 2005
Current Status: Flaring since May
 
Current Meds:  50 mgs 6-mp, Colocort, Oral Cyclosporine (500 mgs)
Supplements:  None 
 


julee70
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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 10/31/2007 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Peter,

Just to clarify... have you had an UC diagnosis confirmed by a colonoscopy? From your signature info, it sounds like you have colitis brought on by antibiotic use, which would be different from ulcerative colitis. (At least, as far as I understand.)

Any good doctor will do a standard blood work -- a CBC -- just to make sure that a patient isn't showing signs of infection, anemia, etc. Stool cultures are also done sometimes to rule out parasites.

When you say "to rule out some causes" are you talking about ruling out what can cause diarrhea symptoms or what might have caused ulcerative colitis? Sorry, am I being dense here?? The latter-- what causes UC-- is unknown although I'm sure some scientists have theories. As for what else might cause symptoms that would look like UC... hm.. I don't know the answer to that. There are all kinds of parasites I think that can make a person sick in the same way.

Definitely you need a good doctor you can trust to run the right tests and help you feel better. (And stay feeling better!)
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UC for the last ten years
Current Meds: 6MP
Past Meds: You name it; I've tried it.


quincy
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   Posted 10/31/2007 10:36 PM (GMT -6)   
 
I think I posted this before for you.....maybe it was for someone else...hope this helps.
q
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 4th night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals 
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

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