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Old 02-07-2004, 11:26 PM   #1
Zerander Zerander is offline
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My father and his Colitus

I'm 16 and 3 years ago my dad was diagonised with colitus. Before he went to the hostipal he had to go to the bathroom 5-6 times a day and had lots of blood in his stools, that went on for about 3 months until he went to the VA. Since he got out of the hostipal 3 years ago he hasn't had any flareups, only goes to the bathroom 2 times a day, and no blood.

A week ago he started getting blood and worse diarea, and been having to go to the bathroom about 4 times a day instead of 2. He says he has very loose to diarea stools and on top is a moderate amount of bright red blood. It's made him very depressed and he doesn't want to take the steroids again or go to the doctor.

Are there any foods he should eat, can this clear up and go back to normal if he doesn't take steroids/go to the doctor? Could he be getting colon cancer? The doctor told him colitus is pre-cancerous.

Thanks for any advice.
Worried Son