A 46-year-old female asked:
i have chronic diarrhea and have had it for 10 years however the past few months it is extreme and sometimes bloody i do not feel well at all should i?
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Colitis: •Colitis refers to inflammation of the inner lining of the colon. There are numerous causes of colitis including infection, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis), ischemic colitis, allergic reactions, and microscopic colitis.
•Symptoms of colitis depend upon the cause and may include ◦abdominal pain◦cramping,
◦diarrhea, with or without blood in the stool. See your PCP
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Last updated Nov 8, 2016
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