Hi everyone, my husband was diagnosed with colitis last week after having a sigmoidoscopy.
His symptoms are:-diarrhea with a fair bit of blood, it actually looks like a raw minced beef has been poured down the toilet. He also has cramps and terrible wind constantly. He has bm up to 6 or 8 times per day. He has been like this for around 4 weeks. What he really wants to know is:
1. Is colitis the same as ulcerative colitis?
2. What medications are likely to be given at this stage? he can’t take sulfa drugs due to having a condition called acute intermittent porphyria.
3. Should he try to get through work or stay home and rest?
4. How long after starting treatment will he see an improvement in symptoms?