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A 46-year-old female asked:

what is chronic radiation enteritis?

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Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 27 years experience
Irritation of Bowels: Chronic radiation enteritis is long lasting irritation if the bowels (intestines, guts) caused be radiation therapy to the pelvis or abdomen. It can occur months to years after radiation therapy and may last for years. The symptoms can wax and wane and include diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and more rarely a blockage or hole in the bowels that might require surgery.
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Post radiation effec: I now that you had radical surgery followed with radiation,obviously for malignancy,obviously the right approach ,unfortunately radiation does have its side effects,it effects mucous membranes differently,in mouth causes excessive dryness,in intestines,and colon,causes inflammation of mucosa lining,may lead to loose motion cramps,at times bleeding,you need to talk to your pcp and or radiation onco

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A 24-year-old member asked:

What sort of disorder is enteritis?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Inflammation: It describes inflammation of the intestine - it can be caused by a variety of different etiologies and represents a group of disorders rather than one specific disease.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Enteritis is a term doctors typically apply to infection and inflammatory conditions like Crohn's.
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A 52-year-old member asked:

New to the us. Doctor says I have enteritis. Please comment.?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Maybe: Enteritis is an inflammation of the bowel. Without knowing what type of enteritis or its cause it is difficult to know if you should be overly concerned. Some causes dissipate spontaneously, others are quite easily treated, and some forms of enteritis may be chronic and prone to the development of complications. Find out more about your illness and ask again.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What should I avoid eating when I have enteritis?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Food and enteritis: Depends on the cause of the enteritis. Discuss this with your treating physician.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What does regional and proximal enteritis mean?

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Dr. Jeremy Adler
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Crohn's disease: Regional enteritis is another name for crohn's disease, named so because crohn's tends to cause skip lesions, affecting discontinuous portions of the bowel. Crohn's can affect any portion of the bowel from end to end. Proximal enteritis affects the proximal, or higher portions of the bowel, including duodenum and/or jejunum.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for enteritis?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Scope: The history and physical examination are the starting point. Then blood work looking for signs of inflammation or anemia. Stool tests are cheap and helpful. Definitive test is endoscopy with biopsy. Others are ct/scan, mri, ultrasonography, contrast x-rays.

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