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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Mirkin
45 years experience Gastroenterology
Bleeding: Inflammation of colon involving only the lower portion. Symptoms include bleeding, diarrhea and pain.
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Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Distal colitis: Is inflammation of the colon limited to the end of the colon near the rectum. It can be what's called proctitis, proctosigmoiditis, or left sided coli ... Read More

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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Distal colitis: Distal colitis = inflammation at the end of the colon.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Proctitis: Or left sided colitis involving only the rectum or left side of the colon is usually a a less severe form of inflammatory bowel disease and may be sel ... Read More
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Dr. Rafael Lugo
28 years experience General Surgery
Distal colon: It is inflammation of the colon in the lower part towards the rectum. You should be told which part of the colon. www.drlugo.com.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
36 years experience Gastroenterology
Colitis.: Inflammation of the lower part of the colon.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihor Zakaluzny
38 years experience General Surgery
Bloody diarrhea: Blood in the stools and diarrhea are most cpmmon; abdominal and perianal pain also not uncommon.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihor Zakaluzny
38 years experience General Surgery
Enemas: Rectal enemas with Mesalamine (an aspirin-like compound) or steroids can be very effective; oral medications are also effective; the combination of or ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Depends on: Extent of disease, but in general ulcerative colitis is easier to control. Best to ask your doctor about your specific condition.
A male asked:
Dr. David Nelson
33 years experience Family Medicine
No: Crohn's is a specific type of colitis that can affect any part of your GI tract. Ulcerative colitis mainly affects your colon. Colitis is simply a wor ... Read More
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A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Jones
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Colitis...: ...Is a general term of which crohn's disease is one type. Treatment for crohn's ranges from dietary modification and supplementation to salicylates t ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Very little chance: In a visually normal looking Colon, the chances of finding colitis is remote.
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