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Dr. Arie Pelta Dr. Pelta
Surgery - Colorectal
16 years in practice
New York Medical College
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Dr. George T Tsai Dr. Tsai
Surgery
23 years in practice
Drexel University College of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Creighton Wright Dr. Wright
Surgery
52 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
Surgery - Plastics
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Mark Hoepfner Dr. Hoepfner
Surgery
35 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Timothy Ashley Dr. Ashley
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
11 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Myron Arlen Dr. Arlen
Surgery - Oncology
60 years in practice
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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

Dr. Shane Parmer Dr. Parmer
Surgery - Vascular
19 years in practice
Eastern Virginia Medical School
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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.

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Dr. Robert Uyeda Dr. Uyeda
Surgery
41 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Hello docs. I was wondering can wine affect ischemic colitis?

Hello docs. I was wondering can wine affect ischemic colitis?

Alcohol will not: Affect ischemic colitis. This condition is caused by inadequate circulation to colon.

Dr. Robert Uyeda Dr. Uyeda
Surgery
41 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Michael Gabor Dr. Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
29 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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Dr. Robert Uyeda Dr. Uyeda
Surgery
41 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Ileorectal anastomosis vs permanent colostomy Had most of colon removed, no disease, possible ischemic colitis caused stricture?

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.

Dr. Mark Hoepfner Dr. Hoepfner
Surgery
35 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Richard Zimon Dr. Zimon
Internal Medicine
55 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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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

Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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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.

Dr. Herman Hammerstead Dr. Hammerstead
Surgery - Trauma
46 years in practice
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Cesar Sturla Dr. Sturla
Internal Medicine
31 years in practice
National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena
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I had ischemic colitis attack. Gi found no blockage. Is this due to my high blood pressure med lisinopril hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 20-12.5 mg? Why did I bled so much?

I had ischemic colitis attack. Gi found no blockage. Is this due to my high blood pressure med lisinopril hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 20-12.5 mg? Why did I bled so much?

Blood cot: Many times we doctors cannot find a definite cause. In some cases it is caused by blood clots from the heart due to atrial fibrillation, valvular damage or cardiomyopathy. If your blood pressure is too low it may contribute.

Dr. John Goldman Dr. Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
51 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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54 year-old woman with a history of migraines and Raynaud, gets diagnosed with ischemic colitis, coronary artery spasms, and asthma during this.....?

54 year-old woman with a history of migraines and Raynaud, gets diagnosed with ischemic colitis, coronary artery spasms, and asthma during this.....?

Need to follow data: For this case we need to know the ANA and subsets, cardiolipins, lupus anticoagulant, Beta 2 glycoprotein but I would have expected that the workup at Cleveland Clinic would have covered this if you saw a rheumatologist.

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