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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. Eric Kaplan
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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

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Is Colitis Bad ? Does Colitis heal ?

Is Colitis Bad ? Does Colitis heal ?

Colitis: colitis is a generic word for inflammation of the colon. It can be caused by many things, and ranges in severity from completely insignificant to life-threatening, and everywhere in between. It can usually be treated with medications, but that depends on which type of colitis it is. You should consult with your GI doctor about what the recommendations are for your particular situation. Good luck! ...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 is the "colitis 5 step formula" diet?

What is the "colitis 5 step formula" diet?

Naturopathic: Supplents that are suppose to help balance the colon. Unlikely to do much harm but no proven benefit and as always be weary of any supplement since they are not fda approved. Should discuss further with your GI md. ...Read more

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Can Popsicles help ease my colitis symptoms ?

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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How many specific conditions of colitis exist?

Many: Colitis means inflammation of the colon. This inflammation can be caused by infection, medications, autoimmune phenomena, radiation or poor blood supply. Signs and sxs of colitis include bleeding, diarrhea, abdominal pain, but one may have colitis and no symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible that the symptoms of colitis can be pain?

Is it possible that the symptoms of colitis can be pain?

Yes: Colitis may cause pain nearly anywhere in the abdomen, from pelvis to upper abdomen and usually worsens with worsening disease severity. ...Read more

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How to treat colitis?

Number of meds: There are a number of meds that can be used Dependent on your age, medical condition, site of involvement, extent of involvement, other meds you are taking, and your response to meds. This can be addressed by your GI DR, and you should be followed by one. ...Read more

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Is colitis contagious?

Some are: Certain forms of infectious colitis can be directly transmitted from person-to-person due a low number of organisms needed to produce infection (shigellosis, e. Coli o157). Some are more likely to be transmitted from one to another through a vehicle in which the bacteria can grow to higher concentrations (salmonellosis, campylobacteriosis). Some are not transmissible like ulcerative colitis. ...Read more

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What is Crohn's colitis?

CD affecting colon: Colitis: inflammation of the colon. Lots of types including infectious, ischemic (poor blood flow), and inflammatory bowel disease-ibd. Ibd is of unknown cause, likely genetic predisposition, chronic, wax and wane. Ulcerative colitis (uc) affects inner lining of colon, starts in rectum. Crohn's disease (cd) is full thickness infl of bowel, mostly ileum, and/or colon, can skip segments of bowel. ...Read more

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What is colitis/proctitis?

Inflammation: Non-specific inflammation of the colon and rectum respectively. ...Read more

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What is collagenous colitis?

Inflammatory disease: Microscopic colitis is an inflammation of the colon that causes persistent watery diarrhea. The disorder gets its name from the fact that one needs to examine colon tissue under a microscope to identify it. There are two varieties: collagenous colitis, in which a thick layer of protein/collagen develops in the tissue and lymphocytic colitis, in which white blood cells (lymphocytes) accumulate. ...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 cure for colitis?

What is the cure for colitis?

Autoimmune Paleo: The best way to improve colitis is by stopping foods like grains, lentils, potatoes based items. Avoid nightshades (peppers, tomatoes, eggs) and milk protein since they also cause inflammation Healthy foods: fish, meats, vegetables, avocados, some saturated fat (butter, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. Probonix probiotic, vitD3 10k IU/day. You should feel a difference in 1-4 months ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Distal Colitis (Definition)

Distal colitis = inflammation at the ...Read more