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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. James Krick
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Distal Colitis (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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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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How long do colitis flares generally last for?

How long do colitis flares generally last for?

Colitis: This is a complex answer and would really depend on the type of colitis and the current treatment. I would recommend talking either to your primary care physician or a gastroenterologist about your colitis. ...Read more

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How long does colitis last I've been on a strong antibiotic for a full week now but im still having pain?

Assuming that: Your doctor found a bacterial colitis and he is treating you for it with antibiotics, you should be seeing improvement after one week. If you are not, it is time to consider other causes of colitits, such as c. Difficile colitis, ulcerative colitis, parasites, etc. Go back to the doctor and ask for referral to GI specialist if necessary for possible sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy. ...Read more

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How long can lymphatic colitis last? Ive had it for 6wks. My gastro dr. Didnt give much help. I get it every 3 mo. but it has never lasted this long.

Lymphocytic colitis: Makes sure you are not on any inciting medications ( see list below) and Would call your doc/a doc and discuss the persistence and ask if antibiotic therapy or other therapy or colonoscopy is warranted at this time http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-topics/digestive-diseases/microscopic-colitis/Pages/facts.aspx ...Read more

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My dr. told me to stop prilosec due to colitis. How long does rebound effect last.i never had heartburn like this before . How can I treat naturally?

My dr. told me to stop prilosec  due to colitis. How long does rebound effect last.i never had heartburn like this before .  How can I treat naturally?

It's tough: and I wonder if your doctor will allow the use of H-2 Blocker like PEPCID (famotidine) or TAGAMET Ask! Hope this helps BTW LACTAID FREE MILK may help..and its almost "natural" (I assume with colitis you may be lactase Deficient) ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Colitis (Definition)

Colitis is inflammation or infection of ...Read more