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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
1,012 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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What is the signs, symptoms of colitis?

What is the signs, symptoms of colitis?

Pain and diarrhea: Usually abdominal pain and diarrhea. Www. Drlugo. Com. ...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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Mystery upper left abdominal pain for four years. Gallbladder removed, endless dr visits and no diagnosis. Diverticulitis, colitis, gallbladder rem.

Mystery upper left abdominal pain for four years. Gallbladder removed, endless dr visits and no diagnosis. Diverticulitis, colitis, gallbladder rem.

Too complex: This is too complex and too long of a problem to be able to cover in this setting. See your doctor/surgeon. ...Read 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

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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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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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Are there natural anti-inflammatory medications I can use to treat my colitis?

Are there natural anti-inflammatory medications I can use to treat my colitis?

Meramucil: I am a big fan of metamucil for irritable bowel syndrome and colitis. Try it once a day to start and work up to twice a day ...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

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Spastic colitis treatment?

Spastic colitis treatment?

Confirm diagnosis...: 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. ...Read more

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What're some treatments for nervous colitis?

What're some treatments for nervous colitis?

Irritable Bowel: Some specific medications can be used for irritable bowel syndrome (ibs), but best to start with simpler things. One could gradually add fiber to the diet, in the form of whole grains, fruits and vegetables or Metamucil or citrucel with plenty of water. Dealing with stress is important -- meditation, hypnosis, guided imagery can help. Treating anxiety & depression are part of the picture as well. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for colitis?

Is there a cure for colitis?

Treatments Yes: Cure for colitis is possible, it all depends on your type of colitis. Colitis is a general terminology for inflammation of the colon. There'd are different types and causes. You need to see a gastroenterologist and ossicle have a colonoscopy after a good history, the they can determine if there is a cure and treatments. ...Read more

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What is the best way of getting rid of colitis symptoms?

Colitis flairs: Symptoms like pain, diarrhea, infection, bleeding, constipation, are managed as long as possible. Ultimately surgical removal of the bowel ends the symptoms. Avoid irritants, know your irritants, and get on a bowel regiment. Common irritants setting off flairs include lactose, gluten, bile acids. Work with gastrointestinal specialist. ...Read more

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Are there any risk factors for colitis?

Are there any risk factors for colitis?

Causes of colitis: Inflammation (infection, ischemic, ibd) of large intestine = colitis. For ibd: ulcerative colitis primarily involves the lining of the large intestine whereas crohn's is transmural (full thickness involvement by) inflammation of any part of the GI tract (from mouth to anus). Both involve similar pathways of inflammation, are similarly treated, increase risk of colon cancer, & may require surgery. ...Read more

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What is the best way to prevent colitis?

What is the best way to prevent colitis?

Colitis: There are different kinds of colitis. From a practical point, heating a diet that is high in fiber and low in fat may help. ...Read more

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What foods should someone not eat with ulcerative colitis and how many ounces water should drink a day to avoid constipation?

What foods should someone not eat with ulcerative colitis and how many ounces water should drink a day to avoid constipation?

Red meats: Red meats should be kept to minimum or moderate. You shoould drink at least one ounce of water per kilogram of body weight per day. 70 kg man (160 lb) man should drink about 70 ounces per day. Approx 6 12 ounce cans. ...Read more

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What is colitis?

A generic: Term for inflammation in the colon, better known as the large intestine. ...Read more

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Is colitis painful?

Usually but depends: Colitis is a general term, and there are many different types. Pain is a common symptom in many of them. ...Read more

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What is focal colitis?

Tummy Ache: Focal colitis is a general term for inflammation of a particular area of colon. Usually this is caused by food-borne illness or inflammatory bowel disease (like crohn's disease). Very rarely serious pathology like mesenteric ischemia can show a focal colitis but you would be extremely ill. Typically a colitis will resolve on its own, but can occasionally need antibiotics. ...Read more

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How do you cure colitis?

Need more info: Without knowing more about the type of colitis you have been diagnosed with, it's difficult to better guide you. If you can be more specific about what type of colitis you have we can better guide you. Know that some forms of colitis can't be cured but rather controlled in the long run. ...Read more

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Can you die from colitis?

Possible: 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. ...Read more

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What is revolving colitis?

Probably a typo: There is no such thing as "revolving" colitis. This may be a misreading of the term "resolving" colitis, which simply means colitis which is improving. If it is getting better with what you're doing, you should stick with it. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is ulceritis colitis?

What is ulceritis colitis?

Ongoing irritation: Ulcerative colitis is inflammation of large intestine. It is an autoimmune condition, usually triggered by unhealthy lifestyle in genetically susceptible people.
Avoiding grains, lentils, milk products, potatoes, peppers, tomatoes help heal the intestine by reducing inflammation. Probonox probitic, vit D3, eating meats, veggies help.

For more info, check this: http://www. Cdc. Gov/ibd/index. Htm ...Read more

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How do I manage my colitis?

Many ways: 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. ...Read more

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How long does colitis last?

It depends...: ...on the cause. Some types are lifelong. Your doctor can advise you on whether and what type you may have and what to expect in the future. ...Read more

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