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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Colitis (Overview)

Inflammation or infection of the colon (large intestine).


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How does ulceros colitis kill someone?

How does ulceros colitis kill someone?

Many ways : If it's not treated, u can have diarrhea, loss of fluid and electrolytes and poor nutrion. All of these deficiencies can lead to body shut down over time. In an emergent fashion, colon can become very distended (dilate) and start to die (toxic mega colon). This release toxins into ur system causung body to shut down. This is an emergency and needs surgery to survive. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
1,010 doctors shared insights

Colitis (Overview)

Inflammation or infection of the colon (large intestine).


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Is a bloody stool always a symptom of Crohn's and ulcerative colitis?

Is a bloody stool always a symptom of Crohn's and ulcerative colitis?

No: Bloody stool can be from many different processes and crohn's / uc can present with symptoms other than blood stools. ...Read more

Dr. Paul Harper Dr. Harper
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Colitis (Tip)

You need to keep following up to try to prevent cancer. ...See more

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Living with Ulcerative Colitis (Checklist)

See your gastroenterologist
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Follow recommended therapy closely
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Follow through with recommended cancer screening
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Colitis (Tip)

Keep up with what's new.There are some exciting new treatments on the horizon. Read ; ask your doc! ...See more

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How do you diagnose colitis?

Colonoscopy: Colitis is an inflammation of the lower bowel. A direct visualization of the tissue lining the bowel is the most precise way to make the diagnosis. The patient is sedated and a colonoscope is inserted into the lower bowel to examine the tissue. A biopsy may be done during the procedure. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck Dr. Beck
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Colitis (Tip)

Manage stress, don't smoke, avoid dairy products, spicy and greasy food. Risk of cancer, so see doc. ...See more

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What sort of disease is colitis?

What sort of disease is colitis?

Colon Inflammation: Colitis is the term which refers to inflammation of the large intestine otherwise known as the colon. Colitis can have many causes such as infection, lack of blood flow (ischemic), inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis, crohn's), etc. ...Read more

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What is gold standard test for colitis?

What is gold standard test for colitis?

Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis can be relatively easy to diagnose because it normally affects only the colon and rectum and usually causes an obvious change in daily bowel habits, such as frequent stools containing blood or mucus. Your doctor will conduct a medical history and physical exam before doing other tests. ...Read more

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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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I have ulcerative colitis and chronic non-specific duodenitis.But my doc. treats me only for UC and not for duodenitis. Any specific reason for it??

Ask your doctor: particularly if with symptoms from the duodenitis, be sure to ask your gastroenterologist since it is unclear whether or not you should be treated and depends on current medications, actual pathology from endoscopic biopsies, etc.. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the colon to return to "normal" after being treated for colitis?

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It depends: If the colitis is a temporary type (i.e. Due to infection) it should return to normal sometime with a couple of months, depending on the damage done. If it is proctitis, ulcerative colitis, or crohn's disease, it may be years or lifelong. This disease can be very difficult to diagnose with certainty and usually comes and goes. See your doctor if it doesn't return to normal. ...Read more

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Is intravenous immunoglobulin (ivig) useful for treating ulcerative colitis?

Possibly: There are a few published case studies that support the use of ivig for treatment of uc. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3490055 http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/1728132. ...Read more