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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Distal Colitis (Overview)

Distal colitis is a type of ulcerative colitis that only affects the final regions of the gastrointestinal tract, namely the rectum and distal colon, and causes episodes of bloody diarrhea and fevers.


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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

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
17 doctors shared insights

Distal Colitis (Overview)

Distal colitis is a type of ulcerative colitis that only affects the final regions of the gastrointestinal tract, namely the rectum and distal colon, and causes episodes of bloody diarrhea and fevers.


Dr. Paul Harper Dr. Harper
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Living with Ulcerative Colitis (Tip)

Living with Ulcerative Colitis

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 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

Dr. M. Hytham Beck Dr. Beck
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Living with Ulcerative Colitis (Tip)

Living with Ulcerative Colitis

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

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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

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Living with Ulcerative Colitis (Tip)

Living with Ulcerative Colitis

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

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Colitis (Definition)

Colitis is inflammation or infection of ...Read more