B'ham nurses-help with GI consult

  1. My daughter has recently been diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis. She has been using the Rowasa enema treatment for six weeks with no relief. Symptoms actually appear worse than before. We in central Alabama always "look North" for more specialized treatment. Do any of you know of an excellent gastroenterologist in Birmingham who may could help her? I know there is no cure, but surely there is something that can help control symptoms better than this. She and I are stressed and worried!

    She is 20 years old. Any help or suggestions you can offer will be greatly appreciated.
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   AlabamaRN(ER)
    My daughter (20yo) has recently been diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis. She has been using the Rowasa enema treatment for six weeks now with no relief in her symptoms. I feel that stress may play a part in her problems, because her symptoms began when she moved away from home and started college.

    Do you have any suggestions? Are anti-anxiety medications ever used for this diagnosis? I've read that fish oil is beneficial, and some people have had relief once they quit eating dairy.

    I would appreciate any suggestions.
  4. by   nurseangel47
    Terms of service prevent giving medical advice unfortunately. Not a moderator but just thought I'd offer that. Sorry for her symptoms/diagnosis.
  5. by   sirI
    I can imagine how concerned you are about your daughter. Please know that we at allnurses.com do care, but we cannot offer any medical advice nor can we give personal suggestions for healthcare providers.

    We wish the best for her.

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