I am 28 years old guy having a case of ulcerative colitis for almost more than 3 years and getting it regularly checked up by my gastro doctor last month I went for annual check up reports were normal but still I am realising blood and mucus in my stool I am scared whether is it something else or is it uc and one more is it cancerous or not please help me.
Hi, I appreciate you seeking help. What all tests did you undergo as a part of your annual checkup? chronic constipation is often the lead cause behind ulcerative colitis. You definitely do need to streamline your diet which should mostly comprise of softly cooked or steamed vegetables with less of oil, ghee, spices et al. The more bland the diet is, easily digestible will it be and the better it will be for your health/ recovery. Also, do consume well ripened fruits especially papaya & banana. Buttermilk and coconut water too are immensely valuable in this condition. Take plenty of water daily, and ensure that you get enough of bed rest, avoiding stress/ strain/ anxieties. Also, take care not to strain while passing stools. A light abdominal massage on a regular basis also helps. Should you still get mucous and blood in stool, to be on a safer side, you may get a fecal cytology test done for colorectal cancer if not already tested. Do take care and all the very best.
Chances of colon cancer in patients who suffer from uc for more than 10 years is 5%. You can always go for a colonoscopy or biopsy if you want to be sure. Symptoms of uc can in most cases be controlled by medicines so please continue with them. Please do not get stressed it will only make your symptoms worse. Please take a second opinion if you are not happy with your current gastroenterologist and clear your doubts.
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