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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
A generic: Term for inflammation in the colon, better known as the large intestine.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihor Zakaluzny
37 years experience in General Surgery
Usually but depends: Colitis is a general term, and there are many different types. Pain is a common symptom in many of them.
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Colitis: colitis means irritated colon and has many causes.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
10 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Tummy Ache: Focal colitis is a general term for inflammation of a particular area of colon. Usually this is caused by food-borne illness or inflammatory bowel dis ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
21 years experience in Internal Medicine
Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis/proctitis is not contagious. It caused by immune system acting against colon mucosa.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Can be: Crohn's as well as other colitis entities can be both acute or chronic. Acute colitis is a general term that includes the above but also can include u ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience in Integrative Medicine
Causativefactor same: Ibs does not lead to ibd - interesting new observations that suggest that some of the factors causing IBS and ibd(crohn's and colitis) may be similar ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
23 years experience in General Surgery
Many ways : If it's not treated, u can have diarrhea, loss of fluid and electrolytes and poor nutrion. All of these deficiencies can lead to body shut down over t ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience in Gastroenterology
No: Bloody stool can be from many different processes and crohn's / uc can present with symptoms other than blood stools.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
Inflammatory : Condition of unknown cause that causes cramps, diarrhea sometimes bloody, and GI absorption problems. Treatment requires anti-inflammatory drugs and ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Archer
29 years experience in Bariatrics
No: Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory disease the cause of which is unclear. Diverticulitis is caused by inflamed little orchestra on the wall of the ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
28 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Many: Blood in stool, abdominal pain, diarrhea.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boardman
24 years experience in General Surgery
Ulcerative Colitis: UC is a autoimmune type disease in which there is an inflammatory response against the patients own cells of the colon. Common symptoms include pain, ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
28 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Many: Abdominal pain, diarrhea, blood in stool.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
50 years experience in General Surgery
Somewhat: There are numerous families where there are children and /or grandchildren, cousins, etc. With these diseases. If both parents have ibd, the incidenc ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
CD affecting colon: Colitis: inflammation of the colon. Lots of types including infectious, ischemic (poor blood flow), and inflammatory bowel disease-ibd. Ibd is of unk ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Veena Govila
59 years experience in Internal Medicine
Abdominal pain: Left upper abdominal pain for years. What type of pain ? It could be something very simple or important . You should see a gastroenterologist. Need an ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Colonoscopy: Colitis is an inflammation of the lower bowel. A direct visualization of the tissue lining the bowel is the most precise way to make the diagnosis. Th ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Colitis: There are many forms and types of colitis, some will resolve on their own. Infectious (bacterial), pseudomembranous, ischemic, crohn's, etc. Ulcerativ ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Colonic inflammation: This is an auto-immune inflammation of the colon. It can occur at any age but is more common in teen years and young adult years. It has great varia ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Ulcerative colitis: Whipworms have been suggested as a potential treatment. See www.Scientificamerican.Com/article.Cfm?Id=helminthic-therapy-mucus.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience in General Surgery
Colon Inflammation: Colitis is the term which refers to inflammation of the large intestine otherwise known as the colon. Colitis can have many causes such as infection, ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis can be relatively easy to diagnose because it normally affects only the colon and rectum and usually causes an obvious change in d ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
45 years experience in Internal Medicine
What is u.c: hi SmitaS UC is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease, and manifested by cramps, diarrea and blood in the stool. It is diagnosed on colonoscopy after s ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Confirm diagnosis...: Ibs can mimic many conditions, & vice versa. Ibs runs a spectrum from diarrhea-predominant to constipation +/- pain. Sibo (bacteria) may be present. ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
28 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Labs: Stool studies.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edmison
18 years experience in Gastroenterology
Diarrhea: The most common symptoms include diarrhea, hematochezia (blood per rectum) and abdominal pain / cramps. Less common symptoms include constipation, te ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
Symptoms ;'signs: Diarrhea, bleeding, pain, anemia, weight loss and appearance and biopsy at colonoscopy.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
27 years experience in Gastroenterology
Colitis cancer link: Ulcerative colitis can transform to colon cancer. Chronic inflammation can lead to dysplasia. Dysplasia can lead to colon cancer.
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
I am not: Aware of any medical evidence that suggests that wifi can cause colitis or any other GI disease.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
Apples and oranges: Ibs: irritable bowel syndrome is not inflammation. Anatomy normal, but functional abnormality. Can occur after a GI infection.Sx occur on and off. Uc ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
11 years experience in Internal Medicine
Symptoms and : Via colonoscopy. Biopsies will be taken during the procedure and interpretation by a pathologist and may show characteristics of ulcerative colitis. ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Yes: Yes there is an association. See this link: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/primary-sclerosing-cholangitis/ds00918/dsection=risk-factors.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
35 years experience in Gastroenterology
Crohn's disease: No.It can be due to non -specific ileitis.
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Maybe: Anyone can get a peri-anal abscess. It can be more common in patients with crohn's disease. A person with or without ulcerative colitis can get peri-a ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: Any natural anti-inflammatory agent may be helpfull, such as omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin e, Alpha lipoic acid. Probiotics will help maintain the natu ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hiroshi Mashimo
32 years experience in Gastroenterology
Ask your doctor: particularly if with symptoms from the duodenitis, be sure to ask your gastroenterologist since it is unclear whether or not you should be treated and ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
The only complete : Cure is surgical removal of entire colon. But the course of the disease is highly variable. One can have quiescent disease for many years, even with ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. D J
Dr. D J answered
37 years experience in General Surgery
It depends: If the colitis is a temporary type (i.e. Due to infection) it should return to normal sometime with a couple of months, depending on the damage done. ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
20 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Possibly: There are a few published case studies that support the use of ivig for treatment of uc. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3490055 http://www.Ncbi.Nl ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Irritable Bowel : Some specific medications can be used for irritable bowel syndrome (ibs), but best to start with simpler things. One could gradually add fiber to the ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Faramarz Hidaji
28 years experience in Cosmetic Surgery
Yes! : Though "colitis" refers to a broad range of inflammatory conditions of the gut, any type of colitis can be helped by some simple dietary precautions: ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience in General Surgery
Colitis flairs: Symptoms like pain, diarrhea, infection, bleeding, constipation, are managed as long as possible. Ultimately surgical removal of the bowel ends the ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience in General Surgery
Zero: It treats the disease by reducing inflammation but does not cure the disease.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience in Family Medicine
Hair loss: It may may be a hormone deficiency. I would let a doctor do some lab studies to give you a correct diagnosis
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Ruth
21 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: u/c is an immune condition, You need to use immune medications.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
35 years experience in Wound care
Yes: In today times, receiving antibiotics either orally or through a vein is a risk for developing a serious form of colitis.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Daus
36 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Colitis: There are different kinds of colitis. From a practical point, heating a diet that is high in fiber and low in fat may help.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tal Raphaeli
19 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Four glasses: 4-6 glasses of water a day is plenty for most people. There is a lot of water in the food you eat as well so you don't need to overdo it with extra wa ... Read More
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