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Husband has ulcerative colitis. Labs & colonoscopy rule out flare. C.diff infection! Flagyl day 5, diarrhea lessening but pain & fatigue still bad. When should he see improvement? Dr. appt in 2 days.

Husband has ulcerative colitis. Labs & colonoscopy rule out flare. C.diff infection! Flagyl day 5, diarrhea lessening but pain & fatigue still bad. When should he see improvement? Dr. appt in 2 days.

Soon: Good there no Flare up of Ulcerative Colitis. Also glad to hear that C. Diff. toxin induced Diarrhea is improving. Make sure he is taking electrolyte water to replenish potassium. Everyday will be some improvement. Please follow up with your doctor. He will need another stool sample to check on eradication of C.Diff .infection ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


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AB CT Scan good. Stomach pain, back pain, diarrhea, blood in stool, dizziness. Colonoscopy scheduled. Could it be colitis, c diff, gastroenteritis?

AB CT Scan good. Stomach pain, back pain, diarrhea, blood in stool, dizziness. Colonoscopy scheduled. Could it be colitis, c diff, gastroenteritis?

Yes, any of those...: ...and many other possibilities as well, particularly given your advanced age of 88. Rather than speculate, please proceed with evaluation and diagnosis-directed appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can a colonoscopy cause colitis?

Can a colonoscopy cause colitis?

Unlikely: Colonoscopy is a tool to look at the inside of the colon for polyps, cancers, ulcerations, inflammation or other disorders. Colonoscopy uses a flexible telescope with a fiber optic light source. Colitis is inflammation of the colon, it would be hard to link how a colonoscopy would cause colitis. ...Read more

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Can Crohn's and/or colitis go undetected in colonoscopies?

Can Crohn's and/or colitis go undetected in colonoscopies?

Yes and no: It would be very unlikely. to not detect a colitis on colonoscopy, but Crohn,s disease can just affect the small intestine out of view, but other studies can pick it up. Discuss with the Gastroenterologist who performed the colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Will the colonoscopy prep trigger colitis?

Will the colonoscopy prep trigger colitis?

Some of the: Older preps could have irritated an already inflamed colon, but if your colitis is in remission, currently used preps should not cause a flair. ...Read more

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Had colonoscopy and it was normal biopsy showed non specific colitis. GI told it was normal finding. What do you think?

I agree, but...: If you still have some symptoms from your colon, like bleeding or frequent bowel motion, you may need a follow up colonoscopy which can help determine whether your colon has changed for better or worse. ...Read more

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Infectious colitis...Is a colonoscopy needed or can medications/diets cure it.?

CAUSE?: Do you know the cause of the infection? If you know the cause of the infection- you might be able to just treat it. If you dont know the cause, doing a colonoscopy might be helpful to get tissue samples and get further evaluations under the microscope. For example, if its a virus- the particular virus might help determine a tailored treatment. How do you know its INFECTIOUS? ...Read more

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Is a colonoscopy the better way to confirm a diagnosis of ischemic colitis?

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

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Had a colonoscopy and it was normal, biopsy taken and it showed, non specific colitis. GI told its vague term not To be worry. What does it mean?

Consult pathologist: It may be useful to talk to the pathologist who examined the biopsy. Preferably both you and your doctor should have a conversation with the pathologist together. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Colitis (Definition)

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