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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Yes, by definition: Infectious means that it is contagious from one person to another.

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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Could be: ulcerative colitis, but your doctors should be able to tell the difference between infectious colitis and ulcerative colitis with a colonoscopy. If y ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
See below: Colonoscopy is used as a diagnostic measure to be sure of the diagnosis & evaluate for any colon damage or extent of the infection. Yes, antibiotics a ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Fried
36 years experience General Practice
CAUSE?: Do you know the cause of the infection? If you know the cause of the infection- you might be able to just treat it. If you dont know the cause, doing ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Usually: It's related to spread of the infectious agent in the stool making it your mouth, as in the orofecal route. This can happen with optimal hand hygiene ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
You need to return: To the doctor that made the diagnosis before and make sure this is the same process and thus need to be re treated. If on the other hand the symptoms ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Need evaluation: Go to Duke in Durham and get a good evaluation as to what is going on in your gut.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
It means that: Among other things, infection in colon is likely. Other things include ulcerative colitits, ischemic colitis (unlikely at your age), or diverticultit ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Some are: Certain forms of infectious colitis can be directly transmitted from person-to-person due a low number of organisms needed to produce infection (shige ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
28 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Rare: Some contagious bacteria or viruses can lead o colitis type symptoms but most true colitides are autoimmune based
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Yes, but: Fortunately almost all enteric organism are exquisitely sensitive to heat and handwashing. So after your bowel movements, wash hands thoroughly. If ... Read More

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