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How do you say/pronounce "pouchitis" in German?

I am going to a doctor tomorrow and i don't know how to say "pouchitis". By the way, i live in southern Germany so I don't know if there is a different pronunciation.

this is not a german word, so you can't say it in german too. this word is from slang italians/swiss pootchitiz
dean  (+ info)

ive had pouchitis for 4years and cant get rid of it,please help!!?

ive been on ciproxin constantly for 3years and keep getting flare ups of pouchitis,its really affecting my quality of life and its getting me really down,im only 23

Has your GP also tried Metronidazole? That can be a useful alternative to Ciproxin. Also there have been some interesting clinical trials in preventing pouchitis by using probiotics. I've attached a couple of articles. All the best.



http://www.vsl3.co.uk/  (+ info)

I have a horrible case of pouchitis. And i am only 40. please help.?


The cause of pouchitis is not known, just as the cause of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease are not known. Researchers have suggested several theories: an excess of bacteria in the pouch; a recurrence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in the pouch; and misdiagnosis of ulcerative colitis, before surgery, in a patient who really has Crohn's disease. Antibiotics are the most common treatment for pouchitis. The most commonly used antibiotic is metronidazole - Flagyl. Most, if not all, patients initially improve after taking metronidazole, usually within one or two days. The length of treatment is usually one-two weeks. Patients with frequent flare-ups of pouchitis may require continual treatment.


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Hope this helps
matador 89  (+ info)

anyone else out there who still seems to have colitis after having a sub-total colectomy???

I had a 2 part sub-total colectomy surgery... & have only had 1 (literally) day since then that I haven't had a flare up of my colitis. Though the surgeon did leave a small "cuff" (by the anus) which can still have u.c., the rest of my colon has been removed... & yet, I still seem to have a chronic flare up of colitis (or pouchitis?!? not sure which). I have appx. 15 bowel movements on a good day... sometimes up to 30+. Does anyone else out there have this problem... or has anyone had the problem in the past & have any recommendations (diet, exercise!??!) that you think might help? Also, for those of you who have had this procedure (regardless of how you feel now) are there any supplements you take now that you would suggest to others who have had this procedure? Thanks much folks! Looking forward to hearing from you!

I have not had this procedure.
I do have UC and it's dreadful!
I understand about the married to the toilet.

Stress and over exerting myself makes it worse.
AS for vitimans, I take Evening of Primrose, and MSN, and any other anti-inflamitory herbs i can find.

I drink ginger tea, I find this very calming.

I have a list of "safe" foods I use when the flare ups are bad.
yogart, white breads, dairy is safe for me, eggs, chicken and beef, potatos. I also use Whey protein mixed n with my yogart to get enough protein, it's hard to feel like eatting when you know what you have to go thru to eliminate it from your system.
Soft Bland Food!

I use a lot of Imodium AD
Bean-O and

It seems to help keep things a lot calmer.

good luck......I feel for you and wish you the best, and hope your surgery is your answer.

I have found some groups on msn that have given me some comfort groups.msn.com/ColitisCrohnsDiseasesupportgroup/messages.msnw -
www.ccsg.org.za  (+ info)

has anyone else with crohn's ever have a cough related to crohn's?

I'm 26, I had UC when I was 16,had my colon removed, had an ileostomy for 10 months and then had a j pouch made, in 2005 I had gallstones and had my gallbladder removed, my gastro told me with the symptoms I was having it looked like it could be crohn's disease, before he could diagnose me he was promoted to head of the cancer clinic and I was passed on to another gastro who said he thought it was pouchitis, however with the pain I have had for almost 3 months in my lower abdomen I think it's crohn's however in the same time I have been coughing and I do have asthma, has anyone with Crohn's or pouchitis been through something like this? I see my Gastro next week, I will be sure to bring it up to him

I haven't been "clinically diagnosed with Crohn's" but I'm almost positive I have it. I think I have what your talking about. I call it the "smoker's cough". It feels like somethings always coming back up my throat and like it's almost feels like I'm going to suffocate on the stuff in the back of my throat,so I'll end up having to hack like a smoker. It's like really thick too sometimes. I've never noticed this until 2 years ago (the beginning of all my symptoms) and I don't think my friends have noticed before then too. Good Luck :) I hoped this helped.  (+ info)

How do you say/pronounce "pouchitis" in German?

I am going to a doctor tomorrow and i don't know how to say "pouchitis". By the way, i live in southern Germany so I don't know if there is a different pronunciation.

Sorry I'm not sure, but i just wanted to say, im living in germany too ^^, I'm german but living here as an american. Sry that i couldn't help  (+ info)

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