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Had an infectious colitis in september last yr but couldn't find cause,had very similar symptoms reoccur 6 months later,could it be something serious?

Had an infectious colitis in september last yr but couldn't find cause,had very similar symptoms reoccur 6 months later,could it be something serious?

Could be: ulcerative colitis, but your doctors should be able to tell the difference between infectious colitis and ulcerative colitis with a colonoscopy. If your symptoms recur, I am sure your doctors will recommend it. ...Read more

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Colitis (Definition)

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Does colitis or Crohn's cause lower back pain. GI doctor said I don't have colitis, but I'm having the same symptoms as colitis.

Does colitis or Crohn's cause lower back pain. GI doctor said I don't have colitis, but I'm having the same symptoms as colitis.

Hmm..GI docs usually: ....are right when it comes to a diagnosis of colitis since the symptoms are pretty straight forward such as bouts of constipation and diarrhea, often bloody or with pus but sometimes not...abdominal cramping and pain. Low back pain is not a typical symptom of colitis. If the GI doc wasn't impressed with your symptoms then, I'd put some weight on that but if you're not convinced talk to your Doc. ...Read more

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How can I relieve my colitis symptoms ?

It all depends...: Depends on what is causing the colitis. If it is an infection then antibiotics, but if we are dealing with an inflammatory colitis the medications you can use can be a wide variety targeting the inflammation and they need to be prescribed by a medical provider, not something you can take over the counter. Usually if this is the case close monitoring is needed. Follow up with GI provider on this. ...Read more

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What are the signs & symptoms of colitis?

Variable: Can have little or no symptoms. Can have frequent diarrhea with abdominal cramping pains, low grade fever, mucous or bloody mucus from rectum, may get weight loss. ...Read more

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Can Popsicles help ease my colitis symptoms ?

It'sGood To ChillOut: As far as I have concluded,popsicles help ease the discomfort of every known illness on Earth.Best if at least some of them are sugarless.And too many may sour the stomach (but there's the second best cure-all for that: Tums/Rolaides)They hydrate and bring in a few easily downed calories.The coolness just calms the nerves and, all-in-all do a nice,cheap job of creating Peace on Earth & Goodwill ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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