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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Hemorrhagic Colitis

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Colitis (Definition)

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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.

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Can a colonoscopy cause colitis?

Can a colonoscopy cause colitis?

Unlikely: Colonoscopy is a tool to look at the inside of the colon for polyps, cancers, ulcerations, inflammation or other disorders. Colonoscopy uses a flexible telescope with a fiber optic light source. Colitis is inflammation of the colon, it would be hard to link how a colonoscopy would cause colitis.

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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.

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Does colitis always cause rectum pain or does it come and go?

Does colitis always cause rectum pain or does it come and go?

Not always: Colitis can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloody stools and sometimes rectal pain. what other symptoms do you have? Typically it persists for period of time i.e. not intermittent.

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Can taking exlax chocolate chewables for 2 weeks cause colitis?

Probably yes.: This is a lot of laxatives, way way beyond recommended dose. Laxatives act by irritation. It is not recommended for prolonged use. Laxative abuse, both acute and chronic, can lead to serious problems.

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What causes pain to return after having inflammatory colitis a few weeks ago?

Colitis: Maybe recurrence of symptoms or incomplete treatment of flare up or ineffective treatment.

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Is 2 months of colitis normal after 4 months of giardiasis, what else could it have caused?

Is 2 months of colitis normal after 4 months of giardiasis, what else could it have caused?

Giardia: If colitis refers to diarrhea, it may be due to different factors. Persistent giardia, antibiotic associated colitis caused by the antibiotic used for treatment, unmasking of underlying inflammatory bowel disease(uncommon) such as ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease. Consult your doctor to work this up!

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Can taking exlax chocolate chewables for 1 week cause colitis? It says on the box do not take for more than one week...

Can taking exlax chocolate chewables for 1 week cause colitis? It says on the box do not take for more than one week...

No,it doe not: cause colitis..Rather,your body gets used to laxative and you will lose the ability to have BM without them(you wii get dependent on laxative))

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My cousin is 40 just found out she has colitis. She's scared, what is the cause. Can it be can ER or can it be something else?.

My cousin is 40 just found out she has colitis. She's scared, what is the cause. Can it be can ER or can it be something else?.

A serious disease: "colitis" usually refers either to ulcerative colitis or crohn's colitis - inflammatory diseases of the colon. No 'cause' is known. Young people are often affected. Both are serious and require care from a physician who treats these diseases often.. They may be mild or very severe with bleeding, diarrhea and pain. Medicines are effective, .But surgery is required in advance cases. Peter wilk, md.

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What causes ulcertive colitis?

What causes ulcertive colitis?

Not yet known: The exact cause of ulcerative colitis is not yet known. Certain foods and psychological stress can worsen ulcerative colitis but don't cause it. One possible cause is a problem in one's immune system. When one's immune system tries to fight off a virus or bacterial infection, an abnormal immune reaction can cause the immune system to attack the cells in one's own intestines.

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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.

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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.

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Has meloxicam been known to cause colitis?

Has meloxicam been known to cause colitis?

Yes: Nsaids have been implicated / associated with a form of ulcerative colitis.

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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.

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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.

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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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Can colitis cause complications with other digestive problems?

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.

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