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Ulcerative Colitis- normal colonoscopy and nausea

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  • Posted By: RachelBullets
  • January 15, 2009
  • 05:08 PM

I am a 20 year old female of Jewish decent who has been suffering from severe gastro symptoms since I was 17, intermittently. After going to ER after ER and doctor after doctor, having test after test, my doctor finally decided I'm suffering from UC.

However, anytime I read about UC, they never mention nausea as a symptom, which is my most frequent flare-up symptom. Also, I had a colonoscopy, and all of the biopsies and everything else were normal. I've read that a negative colonoscopy doesn't mean its not UC, is that true?

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  • When I had UC, nausea was a frequent companion, usually after I started eating something. I couldn't even complete a full meal. I would be nauseated AND cramping after a few bites. As for the "normal" colonoscopy result, they may not have biopsied enough areas or the tissue was not completely involved.
    Eahlmunde 4 Replies
    • January 21, 2009
    • 08:39 PM
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  • I am a 20 year old female of Jewish decent who has been suffering from severe gastro symptoms since I was 17, intermittently. After going to ER after ER and doctor after doctor, having test after test, my doctor finally decided I'm suffering from UC. However, anytime I read about UC, they never mention nausea as a symptom, which is my most frequent flare-up symptom. Also, I had a colonoscopy, and all of the biopsies and everything else were normal. I've read that a negative colonoscopy doesn't mean its not UC, is that true?I am 30 and was diagnosed with UC in July 2010. I suffer from nausea often. I try to only eat/drink SlimFast, bread, and cereal because everything else causes cramping. I'm not sure what the nausea is from; dehydration is what my PC told me but my gastroentro., I guess, didn't think I was too dehydrated because he didn't say anything about it. If it is not dehydration, I don't know where the nausea is coming from.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 17, 2011
    • 00:40 AM
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  • I was diagnosed with UC in 2004 and the nausea comes and goes. I always tried to take Maalox. That seemed to do well for me. I've heard of people who drink water with baking soda to help cure nausea. I do know that drinking milk isn't recommended. It's a bit harsher to digest and can cause more problems. I don't know if there are any medical supplies your gastroenterologist could give you? My doctor never gave me any, but I don't think I had it as bad as you. Hope that helps!
    JakeJohnson25 6 Replies Flag this Response
  • I was diagnosed with UC in 2004 and the nausea comes and goes. I always tried to take Maalox. That seemed to do well for me. I've heard of people who drink water with baking soda to help cure nausea. I do know that drinking milk isn't recommended. It's a bit harsher to digest and can cause more problems. I don't know if there are any medical supplies your gastroenterologist could give you? My doctor never gave me any, but I don't think I had it as bad as you. Hope that helps!I have had UC Since 1996 I am now 30. I have found out that pepto bismal pills works great. I keep a bottle. However if I am having a bad flare up the only thing that works for me is a heat pad, pepto pills, and gatorade(room temp). Flat coca cola works too (room temp)
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  • Nausea and sometimes with chronic gastritis, and it is characteristic of gastritis with a reduced secretion, as well as a rare form of the disease - a giant hypertrophic gastritis (another name - a disease Menetries). The main clinical manifestations are a pain in the epigastric region, against the background of nausea from time to time - vomiting, prolonged course of disease leads to malnutrition. Appear deproteinized edema of the lower limbs, lumbar region, anemia (anemia). Reducing protein in the blood is due to loss of protein through changes in gastric mucosa. In the diagnosis of diseases leading role belongs to gastroscopy. In the study of the gastric mucosa appears as a large swollen folds. In a blood test determined anemia - low hemoglobin, hypoproteinemia - low protein levels. Treatment only in the hospital.
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