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Can I Get Colitis From Eating Sushi
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
Depends: A complete and correct diagnosis of colitis, depending on the cause is best treated with proper medication and diet and close follow up with your doctor. But the first step is making the correct diagnosis. Colitis is a general term meaning inflammation of the colon. There are numerous types and causes and different treatments, so get to a specialist. ...Read more
Several ways: Pseudomembranous colitis is often caused by a particular bacteria, clostridium difficile, which lives in the colon of many of us in small numbers. The most common pathway to developing pseudomembranous colitis is by taking antibiotics. The antibiotic is thought to alter the balance of colon flora, allowing the c diff to overgrow and make toxin, which causes the illness. ...Read more
Yes: You should be fine, the meds you are taking should be discussed with your ob/gyn. ...Read more
Colitis: Steroids can help suppress the immune system and can help treat acute flare ups of colitis. Unfortunately the steroids do not cure the disease so it is possible to continue to have flares. Usually there are other medications taken to help try to control flares and keep the disease in remission. ...Read more
My bf he's 22 just got diagnosed with colitis is he ever going to get better and what treatments are there?
Colitis: Don't despair! There are many treatments available for colitis. What kind of therapy will be recommended for your boyfriend depends on what kind of colitis it is, what portions of the colon are involved, and your boyfriend's medical history. Most of the time, the treatments will get the colitis under control and keep it there. His G.I. doc will outline the possibilities. Good luck. ...Read more
My colonoscopy results was all clear, but Dr always get samples to biopsy for micro colitis. Is any chance that biopsy show any serious disease?
With Crohn's? Sure.: Inflammatory bowel disease includes a spectrum of disorders that result in gut inflammation with systemic manifestations. Gut involvement in ulcerative colitis is limited to the lining of the colon whereas in crohn's disease there is transmural (full-thickness) inflammation that can involve any portion of the gut (from mouth to anus) & adjacent structures. Abscess, fistula, bony changes possible. ...Read more
What colitis is:
Colitis (c) is inflammation of the inner lining of the colon. It can be caused by infection, loss of blood supply to the colon,
inflammatory bowel disease, and
invasion of the colon wall with lymphocytic white blood cells or collagen. Bacteria than can cause c are shgiella, salmonella and e. Coli, among others. See a gastroenterologist for more information. ...Read more
Several ways: First of all, not taking medications. Secondly, increased levels of stress/not getting enough sleep may also make your symptoms worse. Also additional causes of flares could be due to intestinal infections (C. difficile for example especially if you are immunosuppressive medications). ...Read more
Ulcerative Colitis: The cause of Ulcerative Colitis is unknown. We know there is an increased risk if there is a family history, so genetics plays a part. Look at the National Library of Medicine's section on UC for a good synopsis of symptoms and general approaches to treatment. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001296/#adam_000250.disease. Causes ...Read more
Depends: Depends entirely on the severity of the disease. ...Read more
Dx 2yrs ago mild left sided colitis. In remission, off meds. Wat r the odds of havin surgery in the future with mild colitis? Many ppl get surgery?
Depends: It really all depends on what the root cause of your colitis is. After multiple episodes of diverticulitis, you should have a discussion with your surgeon about elective surgery. For Inflammatory bowel disease/Ulcerative colitis, it is likely that you will need surgery depending on biopsy since this is a precancerous condition. ...Read more
How long can lymphatic colitis last? I've had it for 6wks. My gastro dr. Didn't give much help. I get it every 3 mo. But it has never lasted this long.
Makes sure you are not on any inciting medications (see list below) and Would call your doc/a doc and discuss the persistence and ask if antibiotic therapy or other therapy or colonoscopy is warranted at this time
http://www. Niddk. Nih. Gov/health-information/health-topics/digestive-diseases/microscopic-colitis/Pages/facts. Aspx ...Read more
Not necessarily: It depends on what type of colitis your mother has. There are several different types, some that have genetic predispositions, others that don't. For example infectious colitis and antibiotic-associated colitis aren't inherited. Another somewhat common kind, ischemic colitis, is more related to impaired blood flow and a healthy diet, regular exercise, preventative care can help avoid that. ...Read more
Need more info: One can get GI upset during hormonal changes in your cycle and/or during menstruation. However, I would need much more information in order to properly answer your question. Do you have Chron's Dz or Ulcerative Colitis? What GI symptoms are you having? For how long has this been going on? ...Read more
What percentage of ppl with UC get surgery? What are the odds for the person who has mild left sided colitis. I have no symptoms, no bleeding, off meds
Most diseases can vary in their course to a greater or lesser extent. Medicines help some better than others. Surgery in ulcerative colitiis pt's occurs in 24-40% according to this great page by the Surgery Division at UCSF:
http://colorectal. Surgery. Ucsf. Edu/conditions--procedures/ulcerative-colitis. Aspx ...Read more
I have left sided colitis whenthe BM passes and the pain goes away I all of a sudden get extremely nauseated, sweaty, faintish and extremely weak. Why?
Inflammation: It appears that the bowel movement causes reflex reactions because of inflammation or spasm in the left colon area. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to determine the type and extent of the colon problem and the proper treatment and diet. Perhaps this is an irritable bowel syndrome rather than inflammation or infection. ...Read more
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