Top
20
Doctor insights on: Distal Colitis

Share
Dr. Michael Gabor
19 Doctors shared insights

Distal Colitis (Overview)

Distal colitis = inflammation at the end of the colon.


1

1
What distal colitis is?

What distal colitis is?

Proctitis: 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. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Michael Gabor
19 Doctors shared insights

Distal Colitis (Overview)

Distal colitis = inflammation at the end of the colon.


Dr. Paul Harper Dr. Harper
1 other doctor agreed
3

3
Distal colitis (Tip)

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

5

5
What is the treatment for distal colitis?

Enemas: Rectal enemas with Mesalamine (an aspirin-like compound) or steroids can be very effective; oral medications are also effective; the combination of oral and rectal treatments seems to be the most reliable for symptom control. ...Read more

6

6
What distal colitis is?

Proctitis: 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. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. M. Hytham Beck Dr. Beck
1 other doctor agreed
7

7
Distal colitis (Tip)

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

10

10
Distal colitis (Tip)

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

11

11
What kind of condition is distal colitis?

Bleeding: Inflammation of colon involving only the lower portion. Symptoms include bleeding, diarrhea and pain. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
What is the treatment for distal colitis?

Enemas: Rectal enemas with Mesalamine (an aspirin-like compound) or steroids can be very effective; oral medications are also effective; the combination of oral and rectal treatments seems to be the most reliable for symptom control. ...Read more

14

14
Rectal to distal sigmoid colon, mild segmental inflammation. Colitis had following findings; erythematous. Few petechiae. No mucosal bleeding. TRANSLATE?

Rectal to distal sigmoid colon, mild segmental inflammation. Colitis had following findings; erythematous. Few petechiae. No mucosal bleeding. TRANSLATE?

Your doctor is expec: When a doctor does a procedure, there is a reason or possible rationale. After the procedure, patients ask for the answers/ the findings of the procedure and what they mean. Did you have any such discussion with your doctor?
From my perspective you do not have anything serious found. But you did not tell us what symptoms did you have before the procedure & how do you feel now?
Please give us feedb ...Read more

15

15
How do you cure colitis?

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

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
How do I manage my colitis?

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

See 2 more doctor answers
17

17
What can I take for colitis?

Depends: On severity. In the case of mild to moderately severe ulcerative colitis, mesalamine may be sufficient. In the case of more severe colitis, one may need an immunomodulator (azathioprine or 6MP) or biologic (Remicade, Humira, (adalimumab) Entyvio). ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
18

18
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

19

19
Help! What is acute colitis?

Many things: Acute means new or sudden onset. Colitis can come from many things: infectious, ischemic, ulcerative, crohn's, etc. Each type of colitis may be treated differently depending on its cause. Needs a complete medical evaluation with their doctor to determine the best coarse of treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
1,012 Doctors shared insights

Colitis (Definition)

Inflammation or infection of ...Read more