A 22-year-old member asked:
My mother has colitis, will i likely get it too?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Not necessarily: It depends on what type of colitis your mother has. There are several different types, some that have genetic predispositions, others that don't. For example infectious colitis and antibiotic-associated colitis aren't inherited. Another somewhat common kind, ischemic colitis, is more related to impaired blood flow and a healthy diet, regular exercise, preventative care can help avoid that.
6.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
General Surgery 38 years experience
5.5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jan 15, 2015
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.