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what is enteritis?

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Gut inflammation.: Enteritis is an inflammation of the intestine. It can be caused by many different things: infection, parasites, meds, & many other diseases.
Dr. William Coutts ii
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Inflammation : Enteritis is inflammation of the intestines. Usually it is due to a bacterial or viral infection. Antibiotics are used to treat a bacterial cause. Viral enteritis is generally treated symptomatic ally. Something for nausea if you have nausea /vomiting. Clear liquids for a day and them advance diet as tolerated. Probiotics on the form of yogurt, kefir, fermented food. Diarrhea is generally not trea

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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 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.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for enteritis?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Treatment enteritis: Depends completely on the cause of the enteritis. Discuss this with your treating doctors.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of enteritis?

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Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Enteritis: Cramping, diarrhea. Sometimes bloody diarrhea. Nausea vomiting and fever are frequently present keep hydrated. See a doctor if symptoms are severe (i.e., blood, dehydration) or persistent.
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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.

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