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Causes Of Ischemic Colitis
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
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Ileorectal anastomosis vs permanent colostomy Had most of colon removed, no disease, possible ischemic colitis caused stricture?
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. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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
Is a gastroenterologist the best person to consult with when there may be a suspicion of an ischemic colitis situation? What are best test/scans?
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. ...Read more
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?
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. ...Read more
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.
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?
54 year-old woman with a history of migraines and Raynaud, gets diagnosed with ischemic colitis, coronary artery spasms, and asthma during this.....?
Complex issue: With so many complications and disease conditions, you will likely benefit from a team approach. For that I would recommend that you go the something like the Mayo Clinic. ...Read more
42m ischemic stroke 5 years ago and recovered well. He just had a second stroke a few weeks ago. No cause ID'd. Is life expect. Decreased? I'm scared.
Stroke: You are young, stay healthy, limit risk factors if possible. Life expectancy doesn't change. You are young. Take your medicine for prevention and listen to you doctors. ...Read more
Complex issue: Transients events can be due to heart defects, arrhythmia, blood pressure, blood sugar, drug effects, seizure, migraine, or blood vessel disorders. It would be important to have a thorough medical and neurological evaluation. Their may be genetic factors involved, especially defects in cholesterol and lipid metabolism. May be a high risk for completed stroke or even death. ...Read more
Do doctors even recognize when loose conective tissue adds up in an area, such as the hip, that it causes ischemic pain?
Yes [and NO]:
But, hip is a joint! Loose conn. Tissue [prob. You meant fat] will accumulate outside the joint, not inside.
Any excess weight gain, invariably causes more load of wt. Bearing, thus causing more 'wear and tear'...
Ischemia is lack or insufficient blood flow; not necessarily would cause [but will contribute] to the development of ischemia...
So, best is to not gain but lose wt. ...Read more
Stroke: Stroke is a disruption of blood supply to an area of the brain, resulting in injury to a portion of the brain. This affects the blood vessels as well, as the surrounding supporting tissue is injured and becomes fragile. The increased fragility of these vessels can cause spontaneous bleeding. ...Read more
Dx IST 2005;put on toprol; diagnosis 2014 LBBB now with decreased EF; could beta blocker have caused LBBB and now non ischemic cardiomyopathy? I feel it may
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