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A 21-year-old female asked:

how long does colitis last?

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Dr. James Bucci
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Colitis: By your question, were you told you have Colitis? If so, what kind? Recovery depends on the cause. If by infection, depends on response to the medication, if not then I would follow up with a Gastroenterologist as you may need further testing and or treatment
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
It depends...: ...on the cause. Some types are lifelong. Your doctor can advise you on whether and what type you may have and what to expect in the future.

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Is colitis common in the us?

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Can colitis cause complications with other digestive problems?

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Can I get colitis from eating sushi?

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What are some symptoms of colitis?

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