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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Colitis (Definition)

Inflammation or infection of ...Read more


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How could I have ischemic colitis at age 28?

How could I have ischemic colitis at age 28?

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. ...Read more

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What readily contributes to the development of ischemic colitis?

What readily contributes to the development of ischemic colitis?

Low blood flow: Ischemia is due in general to inadequate circulation
colitis relates to the colon large bowel
large or small blood vessel obstruction, thrombosis, embolism and some spastic vascular situations may cause ischemic bowel. ...Read more

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Can glass shards cause ischemic colitis?

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. ...Read more

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What could cause ischemic colitis and renal dysfunction?

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. ...Read more

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Are middle aged and elderly more likely to get ischemic colitis?

Are middle aged and elderly more likely to get ischemic colitis?

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. ...Read more

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Is a colonoscopy the better way to confirm a diagnosis of ischemic colitis?

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 ...Read more

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What causes ischemic colitis and how do u treat it?

What causes ischemic colitis and how do u treat it?

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. ...Read more

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Should I eat sushi if I have been recently diagnosed with ischemic colitis.?

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. ...Read more

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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

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. ...Read more

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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?

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?

This is a difficult: Question to answer...The low fiber diet will put your bowel "at rest" however medication may be available
Surgical approaches are sometimes available... Check with PCP for proper referrals!

Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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Ischemic colitis improved w/ Pepto & low fiber diet Returned to normal routine and symptoms returned Pain, rectal bleeding etc. What is happening?

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. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from ischemic colitis? 2 wks now, still pain, esp post-meals, rectal bleeding, very tired. On Pepto, low fiber diet.

How long does it take to recover from ischemic colitis? 2 wks now, still pain, esp post-meals, rectal bleeding, very tired. On Pepto, low fiber diet.

Ischenic colitis: Heals in 3 ways. 1.the colon dies and perforaates. 2.heals completely and is back to normal, 3, Scars down and becomes stenotic,
Follow up with your pcp possibly need repeat colonoscopy ...Read more

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What causes ulcerated colitis, is it diet, alcohol?

Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease whose cause is thought to be autoimmune. Similar to crohn's disease. Diet, alcohol and many other things are known to exacerbate its symptoms. But their use does not cause it. ...Read more

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Is it bad to drink alcohol if you have ulcerative colitis?

Is it bad to drink alcohol if you have ulcerative colitis?

YES: Ulcerative colitis has much to do with the brain/body relationship. For every message that goes from the brain to the bowel there are 9 messages that go from the bowel to the brain. Diet affecting brain function has an important part in the disease. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a transient ischemic attack in your 20's?

Is it possible to have a transient ischemic attack in your 20's?

Rare: While possible, it is quite rare. Certain genetic syndromes, blood vessel abnormalities can result in strokes and tias in young adults. If there are concerning symptoms, such as one-sided weakness, numbness, speech difficulty or visual deficit, you should talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Do ischemic events run in the family?

Do ischemic events run in the family?

Yes: Ischemic events like heart attacks and strokes do tend to cluster in families. ...Read more

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What is chronic microvascular ischemic disease?

What is chronic microvascular ischemic disease?

Parse the words: Chronic = long-standing. Microvascular = small blood vessel. Ischemic = insufficient blood flow. Technically such a condition can affect any organ in the body but this condition gets most attention due to neurologic involvement. Certain genetic & environmental factors contribute to this condition--that is, there is more than one cause. ...Read more

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How to prevent ischemic stroke?

How to prevent ischemic stroke?

Many things: Optimally address this with your doctor who can best assess your risks. But make sure you are physically active, maintain a reasonable weight, have blood pressure and cholesterol numbers is a reasonable range and possible even aspirin may help prevent this. .. ...Read more