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What is the difference between eosinophilic colitis and ulcerative colitis?

What is the difference between eosinophilic colitis and ulcerative colitis?

Allergic v. immune: Eosinophils in preponderance suggest "allergy, " so a colitis associated w/ increased eosinophils may be due to a medicine. Ulcerative colitis (uc), however, is an autoimmune inflammatory bowel disease affecting only the colon, with occasional "backwash" ileitis in the distal small intestine. Steroids, methotrexate, imuran, (azathioprine) ; others are for uc... ...Read more

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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

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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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Can colitis cause sulfur burps?

Can colitis cause sulfur burps?

NO: Colitis would not affect the quality of burps. Colitis presents with pain, fever, occasional bloating, and pain or mucus in stool. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does radiotherapy for prostate cause colitis?

Does radiotherapy for prostate cause colitis?

It can.: The radiation treats any tissue that tends to reproduce and grow rapidly. This actually describes the lining of the intestine as well as cancer. When the lining of the colon is affected, it falls off and allows the bacteria a chance to get to work on the layers underneath. This leads to inflation (itis) thus colon itis or more properly - colitis. ...Read more

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What is the cause of pseudomembranous colitis?

C difficile : The C. difficile bacteria tends to overgrow in certain instances, such as when one gets antibiotics that select out for the bacteria. Other risks include being in environments in which the bacteria is prevalent (like nursing homes or hospitals). The toxin made by the bacteria results in the formation of pseudomembranes in the colon. ...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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Can colitis cause complications with other digestive problems?

Please elaborate: Colitis is a non-specific term. There are many types of colitis. Which one do you have? For example ulcerative colitis is associated to many systemic other medical problems. ...Read more

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