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what is focal colitis?

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Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
Emergency Medicine 11 years experience
Tummy Ache: Focal colitis is a general term for inflammation of a particular area of colon. Usually this is caused by food-borne illness or inflammatory bowel disease (like crohn's disease). Very rarely serious pathology like mesenteric ischemia can show a focal colitis but you would be extremely ill. Typically a colitis will resolve on its own, but can occasionally need antibiotics.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Is colitis common in the us?

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Dr. Ihor Zakaluzny
General Surgery 38 years experience
Depends: There are many types of "colitis'; it is not uncommon for patients with bowel or abdominal problems to be advised that they have some type of 'colitis', although it may not necessarily be a serious 'disease'.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Can colitis cause complications with other digestive problems?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Please elaborate: Colitis is a non-specific term. There are many types of colitis. Which one do you have? For example ulcerative colitis is associated to many systemic other medical problems.
A 22-year-old member asked:

Can I get colitis from eating sushi?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Worms: Improperly prepared sushi can cause worm infestation but not colitis per se.
CA
A 37-year-old member asked:

What is granulomatous colitis?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Crohn's colitis: Colitis is inflammation of the colon; multiple causes. Granulomas are a type of cellular inflammatory reaction. Crohn's disease is characterized by granulomatous inflammation. Less common other causes include tuberculosis (different type of granuloma) and sarcoidosis. Ulcerative colitis (other ibd) affects lining of colon, may have very superficial granulomas, but not the same as crohn's.
Orlando, FL
A 25-year-old male asked:

Have Active Focal Colitis. Is Focal Colitis Dangerous ? Is It Like Any Other Colitises That Can B Dangerous Over Time ? Can It Be Cured Or Just cured?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Gastroenterologist: Focal colitis can occur as part of inflammatory bowel disease such as ulcerative colitis or chrohn's disease or be nonspecific. Treatment with cortisone type medication delivered by enema may be effective. Your gastroenterologist is best qualified to answer your question,however.

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