A 44-year-old member asked:
Is ulcerative colitis and diverticulitis same?
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- Select Specialities - 31 years experience
4.8k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A Verified Doctoranswered
No: These are two completely separate conditions although one patient can have both diagnoses at some point in time. It is very important to have a colonoscopy and GI/surgical evaluation to make the correct diagnosis as the treatments (medical and surgical) are very different.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
What are/is ulcerative colitis?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 46 years experience
Inflammatory : Condition of unknown cause that causes cramps, diarrhea sometimes bloody, and GI absorption problems. Treatment requires anti-inflammatory drugs and sometimes even surgery. Complicated issue that is impossible to discuss in limited space here.
5.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Feb 13, 2019
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