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What is focal active colitis? What causes it?

What is focal active colitis? What causes it?

It Depends: Clinically, Focal Active Colitis depends on your endoscopic and clinical presentation/symptoms. It can be benign as a result of the prep you were given for your colonoscopy to something more serious due to infectious colitis or inflammatory bowel disease (Ulcerative Colitis/Crohn's Disease) with symptoms of bloody diarrhea, mucous, etc. See your treating physician for more info on your case. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Passer
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Alcoholism (Definition)

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What causes ulcerated colitis, is it diet, alcohol ?

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 possible that alcoholism cause high h&h?

Is it possible that alcoholism cause high h&h?

Not Usually: However, many drinkers also smoke ; nicotine dependence can produce elevated hemoglobin ; hematocrit as a compensatory process. ...Read more

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What causes ulcerative colitis? Is it contagious?

Autoimmune: Uc or ulcerative colitis is an autoimmune disorder which typically responds to steroids and other immune modulators as imuran (azathioprine). It is not contagious. Complete proctocolectomy with ilioanal j-pouch pull-through "cures" the disease, though backwash ileitis is a common finding on colonoscopy... ...Read more

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What is the cause of chrons vs ulcerative colitis?

What is the cause of chrons vs ulcerative colitis?

Genetic: Current belief that these are both genetic diseases related to immune modulation. ...Read more

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What are the causes of the bleeding in ulcerative colitis?

Ulcers in colon: As the name indicates this condition leads to ulcers in the colon which can cause signficant bleeding with stool. ...Read more

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What are the causes of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis?

What are the causes of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis?

Genes+environment : A combination of genetic predisposion (for example Crohn's is more common in ashkenazi jews), life events (eg appendectomy increases one and decreases the other), and environmental influences (eg smoking increases Crohn's and decreases severity of uc...). Bet you didn't expect the latter! as knowledge increases more precise factors are identified. ...Read more

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What are the causes of alcoholism or is it simply a bad habit?

What are the causes of alcoholism or is it simply a bad habit?

Biology & addiction: Some people have a biological predisposition for alcoholism that runs in their families, other people develop a tolerance and addiction from overuse. Heavy drinking may start out as a bad habit, but alcoholism is an addiction and a disease that needs proper treatment or it can be life threatening. 12 step program and psychotherapy, as well as detox and rehab programs can be very helpful. ...Read more

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Does bowel prep cause colitis?

Does bowel prep cause colitis?

No: The inflammation can be aggravated by it but it will not cause a problem. ...Read more

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Can radiation therapy cause colitis?

Can radiation therapy cause colitis?

Yes: This is inflammation of the bowel lining. This can be a result of radiation or chemotherapy. But this inflammation can also be infectious or autoimmune as well. If its radiation caused it has to be by radiation aimed at the bowel and can be treated with diet and drugs. ...Read more

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Can ulcerative colitis cause back pain?

Can ulcerative colitis cause back pain?

Yes: Some time back pain is the first sign of ulcerative colitis which it is auto immune disease could effect the joint between the vertebra.. ...Read more

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Why does ulcerative colitis cause bloating?

Why does ulcerative colitis cause bloating?

Bloating: Ulcerative colitis, when in an active inflammatory state usually causes diarrhea often with the passage of bloody stools. Bloating will occur if the colon motility slows down with resulting slowing of propulsion of feces and intestinal gas. There is a complication called toxic megacolon where the colon actually becomes paralyzed and develops life threatening distension and is a medical emergency. ...Read more

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Can ulcerative colitis also cause constipation?

Short answer?: Yes. If you have further questions that you would like to ask either in a live virtual consult or by way of inbox consultation please write me at WWW. Healthtap.com/DRSAGHAFI ...Read more

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Can pan ulcerative colitis be caused by c.diff?

Can pan ulcerative colitis be caused by c.diff?

Terminology: Ulcerative colitis is different from colitis caused by C diff. The etiology of ulcerative colitis is not know. Both diseases can affect the whole colon and cause ulcers, however the cause and treatment for the two are different. ...Read more

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Is it possible that alcoholism cause hematomacrosis?

Yes: Secondary (acquired) hemochromatosis is due to other blood-related disorders (such as thalassemia or certain anemias) or many blood transfusions. Sometimes it occurs in people with long-term alcoholism and other health conditions.
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000327.htm
hemochromatosis is too much iron in the body. It is also called iron overload. Causes there are two types. ...Read more

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Can keflex cause colitis or swelling of the intestines?

Can keflex cause colitis or swelling of the intestines?

Yes: Virtually every antibiotic has the potential to cause a type of colitis called c. Difficile colitis. Antibiotics kill bacteria. Even as normal people we have thousands of different kinds of bacteria in our colons. When you take antibiotics, it kills some, which allows other types to thrive. When clostridium difficile thrives, it causes colitis. This can be life-threatening and require surgery. ...Read more

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Can alcoholism cause mental illness, or is it the other way around?

Can alcoholism cause mental illness, or is it the other way around?

Well..: Alcoholism is an addiction, and therefore a mental illness. But alcoholism can exacerbate other psychiatric symptoms from anxiety and depression, or even psychosis, but it wouldn't cause mental illness necessarily. ...Read more

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Can taking Accutane cause ulcerative colitis or chron's in offspring?

No: There were previous studies showing a questionable link between these conditions, but they were all small and questionable, leaving the question very open.

However, a very large study reported in 2013 involving 45, 000 women shows no link between Accutane and ulcerative colitis and crohn's disease.

No study has ever reported ulcerative colitis or crohn's in offspring. ...Read more

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Can antibiotic caused ulcertive colitis be cured thru natural remedies?

Can antibiotic caused ulcertive colitis be cured thru natural remedies?

Yes and No: Ulcerative colitis is not caused by antibiotics. Clostridium difficile pseudomembraneous colitis is caused by antibiotics altering the bowel flora and allowing overgrowth of toxin producing c.Difficile. Oral vancomycin or Flagyl to kill off the c.Difficile is the main treatment. Probiotics such as vsl#3 (10 cups of yogert bacteria in 1 capsule) or flora-stor
(saccromyces boulardii) can help. ...Read more

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Why does ulcerative colitis cause bleeding only in the morning? Rest of the day is fine.

Why does ulcerative colitis cause bleeding only in the morning? Rest of the day is fine.

Can bleed anytime: Most of the people move their bowels in morning , movement of colon ( mass peristalsis ) causes the bleeding, . ...Read more

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Is it the active inflammation that causes dysplasia in ulcerative colitis or are there other contributing factors?

Yes: Yes, the unchecked inflammation in the colon over many years leads to the dysplasia seen with ulcerative colitis. The best way to minimize this risk is to make sure your colon is healed on the medications you are taken. This is done through colonoscopy with biopsies.
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Had a flexible sigmoidoscopy. 6 biopsies taken. What else would could cause loss of vascular pattern if colitis wasn't discovered?

Had a flexible sigmoidoscopy. 6 biopsies taken. What else would could cause loss of vascular pattern if colitis wasn't discovered?

It depends on your h: What did your doctor tell you is wrong? If you do not have obvious inflammation or ulceration of the colonic mucosa, there is nothing very serious going on in your bowel. I would advise you to eat healthy(plant based foods), exercise daily(walking for 30 mins is good) and reduce stress in your life. The bowel will heal if you do all 3 of the above. ...Read more

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What would cause pain and swelling on my ribs on the left side? I have been to the hospital for it and they said it was colitis. I think there wrong.

What would cause pain and swelling on my ribs on the left side? I have been to the hospital for it and they said it was colitis. I think there wrong.

Get rechecked: Rib pain can be muscular, bony or on the surface if associated with a rash. You can always get a second opinion back at the hospital if the pain is worsening. Good luck ...Read more

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Are colitis causes gases in the stomach and abdomen and how is it treated?

Need: A diagnosis first. Cannot describe treatments until a condition is identified. See your doctor, get a referral to a gastroenterologist if indicated. "colitis" has many forms and many possible treatments. Just having "gas" is not a sign of "colitis." would not start to speculate on possible treatments if colitis does not exist. ...Read more

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Can wifi cause cause colitis?

Can wifi cause cause colitis?

I am not: Aware of any medical evidence that suggests that wifi can cause colitis or any other GI disease. ...Read more

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Colitis (Definition)

Inflammation or infection of ...Read more