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A 24-year-old male asked:

i was diagnosed with left sided colitis. will i have to medication ( like mesalazine) lifelong?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Depends on type: Life long medication depends on type of colitis, common non specific colitis or due to infections needs medication till it clears , how ever if it is ulcerative colitis will need , even in ulcerative colitis , the luck ones with prolonged remission will not need during that period.

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