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8 months ago i was diagnosed with an infectious colitis. the symptoms ceased after a week. last week they resurfaced but less intense. any ideas?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
You need to return: To the doctor that made the diagnosis before and make sure this is the same process and thus need to be re treated. If on the other hand the symptoms are the same but there is another reason for them, this too needs proper diagnosis and treatment. Do not delay.
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 25 years experience
Many causes: Many things can cause those symptoms. Diverticultiis, inlfamatory colitis, stomach viruses, food poisoning? Giardia? If it persists for more than a few days you may want to be seen by your primary for work up. Stool cultures and tests for parasites can help. A colonoscopy may be in order. Feel better.

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