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What is colitis?

A generic

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term for inflammation in the colon, better known as the large intestine
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Is colitis painful?

Usually but depends

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Colitis is a general term, and there are many different types. Pain is a common symptom in many of them.
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Is colitis contagious?

Some are

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Certain forms of infectious colitis can be directly transmitted from person-to-person due a low number of organisms needed to produce infection (shigellosis,E. coli O157). Some are more likely to be transmitted from one to another through a vehicle in which the bacteria can grow to higher concentrations (salmonellosis, campylobacteriosis). Some are not transmissible like ulcerative colitis.
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Vitamin d and colitis?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan answered:

what distal colitis is?

Proctitis

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or left sided colitis involving only the rectum or left side of the colon is usually a a less severe form of inflammatory bowel disease and may be self limitted and not lifelong. On the other hand it may rpogress with time to involve a larger portio of the colon. It usually carries a lower potential for developing colon cancer than universal colitis.
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What is Crohn's colitis?

CD affecting colon

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Colitis: inflammation of the colon. Lots of types including infectious, ischemic (poor blood flow), and inflammatory bowel disease-IBD. IBD is of unknown cause, likely genetic predisposition, chronic, wax and wane. Ulcerative colitis (UC) affects inner lining of colon, starts in rectum. Crohn's disease (CD) is full thickness infl of bowel, mostly ileum, and/or colon, can skip segments of bowel
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Can you die from colitis?

Possible

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Most colitis is treatable provided you don't let it go too far. Two types are particularly dangerous: ischemic colitis and c. Difficile colitis. Ulcerative colitis is particularly challenging but usually not immediately life threatening.
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What is colitis/proctitis?

Inflammation

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Non-specific inflammation of the colon and rectum respectively.
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Spastic colitis treatment?

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IBS can mimic many conditions, & vice versa. IBS runs a spectrum from diarrhea-predominant to constipation +/- pain. SIBO (bacteria) may be present. Has systemic disease been ruled out? IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion, so an examination, a few simple tests, & assessment of symptom duration, intensity, location, quality, timing, etc. will clarify your treatment course. Talk with GI doctor please.
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how do i manage my colitis?

Many ways

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Depends on type of colitis (infectious, inflammatory, ischemic), location of disease (rectum, left sided, entire colon), duration of disease and other meds that have been tried in the past. See a gastroenterologist or head to a tertiary center for a second opinion if you are not improving on current therapy and you have communicated this with your MD. There are good therapies, assuming IBD cause
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