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Alcohol And Ischemic Colitis
Very unusual: Ischemic colitis typically affect the older population with intrinsic vascular disease and secondary factors such as tobacco use, dehydration (in sufficient intake or due to medication). It can also happen at times as a complication with certain procedures. Work with your doctor, make sure it is the proper diagnosis.See 1 more doctor answer
Possible: I am not sure why you are asking this question. However, I would not intentionally eat them. Glass shards could theoretically cause this condition by ulceration, perforation and transection but that is highly unlikely withtout causing signficantly greater damage prior to that.
See below: Hard to answer in this short forum. Ischemic colitis is from low blood flow to the colon. Ischemic colitis can cause bacteremia or sepsis resulting in stress on the kidneys, and also a possible dehydration component. Also if a person has low blood flow to the intestine, the same low blood flow process could also be affecting the kidneys (atherosclerosis) with resulting renal dysfunction.
Yes: Ischemic colitis is generally analogous to a heart attack or stroke of the intestines, and many of the same risk factors, including age, high cholesterol, high bp, apply. While exceptional cases occur, in general older patients are at higher risk than young patients for ic.See 1 more doctor answer
One of the ways: In ischemic colitis the findings of concern are related to loss of blood supply. On this basis when one examines the colon on colonoscopy one sees gangrene of the mucosal lining of the colon. On scan of the bowel there is usually marked dilatation as a result of the necrosis wherein there is loss of pulsatile activiity
Low flow: This can result when the flow of blood and nutrients to the intestines is less than what is needed. This can occur when the intestines have higher than usual needs as with infections often associated with diarhea. This can also occur when the flow is low from an arterial blockage or from dehydration or low blood pressure. Initial treatment is bowel rest, if severe surgery may be needed.See 1 more doctor answer
Ischemic colitis: At your age is extremely rare, unless you have severe arterial disease or thromboembolic condition. It is not a good idea to eat raw or undercooked foods until any GI condition is completely resolved, because these foods can contain bacteria that can cause problems in your digestive tract. Ask your doctor what you should be eating, not what you should avoid.See 1 more doctor answer
Is a gastroenterologist the best person to consult with when there may be a suspicion of an ischemic colitis situation? What are best test/scans?
If you think: You might be experiencing ischemic colitis, the best place to go is to the Emergency Room ASAP.
Ileorectal anastomosis vs permanent colostomy Had most of colon removed, no disease, possible ischemic colitis caused stricture?
I would go for: Ileo-rectal anastamosis. You can always go back to colostomy. Consult with your surgeon regarding specific advice in your case.
I recently had ischemic colitis attack. Would this re-occur? How do I prevent it from happening again? Does my high blood pressure med has to do with
Ischemic colitis: You are at a young age to see this condition. I gather from your report that it was diagnosed by both ct scan ; colonoscopy. Best to see your doctor or get a referral to a hematology specialist to see if you could have a blood clotting disorder. Ask your doctor if you should consider daily aspirin. Evaluate for heart rhythm abnormality. Do not smoke cigarettes.
Diagnosed with ischemic colitis 4 days ago. Took a week to be diagnosed. Taking Pepto and low fiber. Exhausted. How long before I start to improve?
Ischemic colitis improved w/ Pepto & low fiber diet Returned to normal routine and symptoms returned Pain, rectal bleeding etc. What is happening?
Causes of colitis: Inflammation (infection, ischemic, ibd) of large intestine = colitis. Specifically, ischemic colitis occurs when there is decreased blood flow to the gut, due either to vasospasm (seldom recurrent) or stenosis/occlusion (frequently recurrent). Don't ignore the possibility of recurrence here--since transmural ischemia or mesenteric ischemia can be very serious. Get to the hospital now for recheck.