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How can I get rid of my colitis?

How can I get rid of my colitis?

Depends: A complete and correct diagnosis of colitis, depending on the cause is best treated with proper medication and diet and close follow up with your doctor. But the first step is making the correct diagnosis. Colitis is a general term meaning inflammation of the colon. There are numerous types and causes and different treatments, so get to a specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Colitis (Definition)

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Can you tell me how to get rid of the discomfort feeling.. when suffering from ulcerative colitis?

Medications: The best way to minimize the discomfort from UC (pain, diarrhea, poor appetite, bleeding) is to take UC medications that decrease the inflammation in your colon. Some medications are delivered by mouth, others by enema, and others by IV or injection. The types of medications that are appropriate for you should be discussed with your GI doctor. ...Read more

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How many days after being off treatment can u get retested for clostridium difficile colitis to see if positive or negative.

How many days after being off treatment can u get retested for clostridium difficile colitis to see if positive or negative.

Usually not: Re-tested as a matter of routine. If you are not better after the prescribed course of treatment then see your doctor or gastroenterologist asap for a re-evaluation of your condition. Don't wait to get more ill or dehydrated. ...Read more

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What is the best way to prevent colitis?

What is the best way to prevent colitis?

Healthy diet: Eat igh fiber and low fat, non-processed food diet . Avoid raw meats and undercooked food. Avoid antibiotics unless indicated. ...Read more

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What is the best way of getting rid of colitis symptoms?

What is the best way of getting rid of colitis symptoms?

Colitis flairs: Symptoms like pain, diarrhea, infection, bleeding, constipation, are managed as long as possible. Ultimately surgical removal of the bowel ends the symptoms. Avoid irritants, know your irritants, and get on a bowel regiment. Common irritants setting off flairs include lactose, gluten, bile acids. Work with gastrointestinal specialist. ...Read more

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What is considered the number one way of getting rid of colitis?

What is considered the number one way of getting rid of colitis?

Different treatments: For various types of colitis. Without knowing if this is an inflammatory, infectious, ischemic colitis, i can't be any more specific other than to say there are no home remedies for any of the forms of colitis. They all require correct diagnosis and proper treatment and follow up. See your doctor or a specialist. ...Read more

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I have ulceritive colitis presently having flare up will this go away without special treatment?

I have ulceritive colitis presently having flare up will this go away without special treatment?

Fulminant UC: Ulcerative colitis flares are challenging. If you have frequent flares and they respond to diet improvements (relation to diet non-compliance) then this flair might also respond to diet improvement. However, a uc flair can rapidly deteriorate to fulminant which is life threatening and requires emergent surgery. Best to check in with your doc. A colonoscopy will make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Spastic colitis treatment?

Spastic colitis treatment?

Confirm diagnosis...: Ibs can mimic many conditions, & vice versa. Ibs runs a spectrum from diarrhea-predominant to constipation +/- pain. Sibo (bacteria) may be present. Has systemic disease been ruled out? Ibs is a diagnosis of exclusion, so an examination, a few simple tests, & assessment of symptom duration, intensity, location, quality, timing, etc. Will clarify your treatment course. Talk with GI doctor please. ...Read more