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what is the difference between colitis and diverticulitis

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Diverticulitis colit: Colitis is inflammation in the inner lining of colon, it can happen due to inflammatory bowel disease like ulcerative colitis and crohns disease, and ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Grover
26 years experience General Surgery
Very different: Colitis is inflammation of the colon. It is commonly seen with inflammatory disease of the colon (ulcerative colitis). Any area of the colon can bec ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
24 years experience General Surgery
Your doctor: Your doctor can talk to you about the differences between colitis and diverticulitis. Diverticulitis is an inflammation of the outpouching in the col ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Diverticulitis: Because diverticula by themselves usually do not cause problems, most people learn they have diverticulosis during routine screening examinations for ... Read More
Dr. David Stein
24 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Same work up!: When you have crampy abdominal pain with fevers or chills you can be diagnosed with colitis. Colitis is inflammation of the colon and can be due to in ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Archer
30 years experience 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 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Posssibly: Could also be bladder or pelvic organs please call your gyn , the gyn can start the workup, u may need also to see a GI specilaist.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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No.....: Not yet......you can control it. May be when stem cell therapy will be available...
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Being sick: What is your heart rate? How often are you peeing? Any pain that is intractable? Are your lips chapped? Are you dizzy. The right answer in most class ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
29 years experience Pathology
Call your doctor: If you have a diagnosis of diverticulits and colitis you obviously have a GI doctor. Make and appointment and get checked. You have symptoms which t ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Colitis: I believe that your present symptoms are more typical of a colitis due to a viral intestinal tract infection rather than acute diverticulitis. Treatme ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Perry Milman
48 years experience Gastroenterology
Confirm the dx: You first have to make sure that the diagnosis is correct. Diverticular associated colitis is a real entity, but it is less common than ulcerative co ... Read More

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