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by Karencraig
Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: Surgery
Topic: Ileostomy
Replies: 13
Views: 15255

Re: Ileostomy

Apart from the bleeding, how are you doing? Leaving the stump behind, I still have mine, as my surgeon doesnt remove at the first surgery. Possible issues. Continuation of colitis symptoms, having to treat topically, over years a risk of cancer, as the stump isnt used I had a sigmoidoscopy last year...
by Karencraig
Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: Coping with Colitis
Topic: Recently diagnosed colitis
Replies: 15
Views: 11762

Re: Recently diagnosed colitis

Helpful info John. My gastro only prescribes paracetamol for general pain relief, always worth using instead of the ibuleve.

Phil sorry to hear about your latest hernia! What are you like!
by Karencraig
Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: Medications
Topic: Transferring from Azathioprine to mercaptopurine
Replies: 1
Views: 4664

Re: Transferring from <a href=

If you aren't happy on on mercaptorurine go back to your consultant or IBD nurse. Some people are fine on it, others, if they can't tolerate aza, cant tolerate mercaptopurine either. I think its the next on the list, because its a sister drug, so you've got a head start with the aza in your system. ...
by Karencraig
Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Coping with Colitis
Topic: Advice Please
Replies: 1
Views: 3671

Re: Advice Please

Andy, sorry to have not noticed your post earlier. Yes it very likely could be UC. Ulceration typically starts at the anus and rectum. Stomach pains in UC are due to the inflamed and ulcerated bowel. Where we class as our stomach is actually the large bowel. The bowel is so sore it cant carry out it...
by Karencraig
Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Coping with Colitis
Topic: Recently diagnosed colitis
Replies: 15
Views: 11762

Re: Recently diagnosed colitis

Wonderful news on your ESA, that takes a worry off you. Don't forget you are at the start of a journey. You have been diagnosed, and asacol is the first thing you are given. As Rogalin said there are loads of different drugs out there to help bring your UC under control. Flare ups should not be the ...
by Karencraig
Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: Coping with Colitis
Topic: Tenderness lower left side
Replies: 1
Views: 2687

Re: Tenderness lower left side

Yes. Used to get that. If it's muscular prod the muscle and you will find a very tender spot. If not heat pad or hot water bottle on area is soothing. Warm peppermint cordial too
by Karencraig
Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: Coping with Colitis
Topic: Please help suspected UC
Replies: 4
Views: 4112

Re: Please help suspected UC

Sounds familiar. Change consultants if you are not happy. I believe St Marks in London is an absolute specialist hospital cutting edge.
by Karencraig
Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Coping with Colitis
Topic: Newly diagnosed, 34yr old Male - 7cm Proctitis
Replies: 8
Views: 6382

Re: Newly diagnosed, 34yr old Male - 7cm Proctitis

Great. But if symptoms don't clear, get back on that phone.
by Karencraig
Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Coping with Colitis
Topic: Newly diagnosed, 34yr old Male - 7cm Proctitis
Replies: 8
Views: 6382

Re: Newly diagnosed, 34yr old Male - 7cm Proctitis

Hope someone gets back to you soon. If not keep ringing.
Which area are you in?
by Karencraig
Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:05 am
Forum: Surgery
Topic: Frequent blockages post total colectomy help!
Replies: 43
Views: 44283

Re: Frequent blockages post total colectomy help!

I'm sure anything sinister would have shown up. But if you are worried, tell him, and tell him you need him to have it checked for your peace of mind otherwise he's going to be nursing you. I think diet depends on the individual, but after my blockage I tend to chop all fibre up or cook well. For pe...