Is there any association of ulcerative colitis with thromboembolic events???Created by:
When patient with flare of ulcerative colitis admitted to hospital, with the symptoms of on-going bloody diarrhoea, and drop in haemoglobullin (Hb) level, would the admitting doctor considered to put the patient on prophylactic dose of low molecular weight heparin (either enoxaprin or tinzaparin prophylactic dose) ??? Would this approach aggravating further or more blood loss ?? Actaully, all the patients with acute flare of ulcerative colitis / inflammatory bowel disease should be prescribed prophylatic dose of low molecular weight heparin. This is because patient with ulcerative colitis / inflammatory bowel disease are at an increased risk of thromboembolic events, most commonly deep venous thrombosis of the lower limbs.