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Enteritis (Definition)

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2 weeks in hosp with enteritis. Fever still up and down. How long is recovery?

2 weeks in hosp with enteritis. Fever still up and down. How long is recovery?

Depends on the cause: Regional Enteritis (Crohns Disease) -fever not a ggod sign and means process not under control. Bacterial enteritis fever should disappear with symptoms. Clostridia difficult toxin enteritis a different problem with recurrences common. Generally persistent fever means an ongoing inflammatory process. ...Read more

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I am trying to get over having enteritis. How long does it take to be back to normal. Still having the bile looking stool and vomit. A week later.

Gastroenteritis: Speed of recovery depends upon the cause. If this is viral or uncomplicated food borne issues it should clear up in 5-7 days. You are now at the outer limits and if does not get better in the next day or two would definitely recommend that you see a doctor. Best wishes for a rapid recovery. ...Read more

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What is enteritis?

What is enteritis?

Inflammation: Enteritis is inflammation of the intestines. Usually it is due to a bacterial or viral infection. Antibiotics are used to treat a bacterial cause. Viral enteritis is generally treated symptomatic ally. Something for nausea if you have nausea /vomiting. Clear liquids for a day and them advance diet as tolerated. Probiotics on the form of yogurt, kefir, fermented food. Diarrhea is generally not trea ...Read more

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What are the tests for enteritis?

What are the tests for enteritis?

Scope: The history and physical examination are the starting point. Then blood work looking for signs of inflammation or anemia. Stool tests are cheap and helpful. Definitive test is endoscopy with biopsy. Others are ct/scan, mri, ultrasonography, contrast x-rays. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is enteritis?

What sort of disorder is enteritis?

Inflammation: The term enteritis means inflammation of the intestines. Can be infectious, viral, or other disease like crohn's disease. Needsprofessional evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of enteritis?

Enteritis: Cramping, diarrhea. Sometimes bloody diarrhea. Nausea vomiting and fever are frequently present
keep hydrated. See a doctor if symptoms are severe (i.e., blood, dehydration) or persistent. ...Read more

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What's enteritis and how can it b treated?

Enteritis: Enteritis is inflammation of the intestines. Can be autoimmune or infectious, radiation or celiac disease. If celiac avoid wheat products, if infectious like Yyersina, camphylobacter treat with antibiotics, If autoimmune- Crohns treat with medication, immunosuppressives. If long standing make sure your vit B12 is OK


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What should I avoid eating when I have enteritis?

Food and enteritis: Depends on the cause of the enteritis. Discuss this with your treating physician. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of my kid having enteritis?

Define "enteritis": "enteritis" is a non-specific term that means there is something wrong with your kid's gut. More specifically, the term can be applied to: viral or bacterial gastroenteritis, radiation exposure, eosinophilic disease, tuberculosis involvement, autoimmune problems as with systemic lupus, crohn's disease. If the problem is self-limited worry less than if persistent. Ask doctor for a clear diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is chronic radiation enteritis?

What is chronic radiation enteritis?

Post radiation effec: I now that you had radical surgery followed with radiation, obviously for malignancy, obviously the right approach, unfortunately radiation does have its side effects, it effects mucous membranes differently, in mouth causes excessive dryness, in intestines, and colon, causes inflammation of mucosa lining, may lead to loose motion cramps, at times bleeding, you need to talk to your pcp and or radiation onco ...Read more

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What is treatment for acute enteritis?

What is treatment for acute enteritis?

Enteritis: By definition, enteritis is inflammation of bowel. So treatment depends upon cause. Check out http://www. Healthline. Com/health/enteritis for basic info. Your GP can order tests & arrange for appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What is treatment for severe enteritis?

Enteritis: Is a nonspecific term implying inflammation of the bowel. There are numerous potential causes, so treatment depends on determining and addressing the specific cause. So there is really not enough info for an answer. ...Read more

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What are the signs of antibiotic-associated enteritis?

What are the signs of antibiotic-associated enteritis?

Diarrhea: History of recent antibiotic use. Certain antibiotics cause this more often i.e., clindamycin, augmenton. Patients in nursing homes get this a lot. Symptoms: abdominal cramping and persistent diarrhea. ...Read more

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Is enteritis diffetent to colitis?

Is enteritis diffetent to colitis?

Small vs large bowel: Enteritis refers to inflammation of bowel specifically small intestine but doesn't signify why. Colitis refers to inflammation of large intestine or colon but again doesn't explain why. Infection commonly causes inflammation. So can lack of blood eg ischemia. Radiation therapy. It's up to your docs to figure out what's going on and in mean time, give patient support, typically hydration & nutritio ...Read more

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Good diet for someone who had gastro enteritis?

Good diet for someone who had gastro enteritis?

Gastro: Gastroenteritis is usually a viral illness that results in nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea. Hydration is very important, but you want to make sure you are replacing electrolytes which you lose - in younger kids, pedialyte and gatorade work. A bland easily digestible diet like toast and bananas work well. Many cultures use rice. ...Read more

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What does regional and proximal enteritis mean?

Crohn's disease: Regional enteritis is another name for crohn's disease, named so because crohn's tends to cause skip lesions, affecting discontinuous portions of the bowel. Crohn's can affect any portion of the bowel from end to end. Proximal enteritis affects the proximal, or higher portions of the bowel, including duodenum and/or jejunum. ...Read more

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Enteritis. Vomitting and can't eat. Is this common?

With more: Significant bouts of gastritis or gastroenteritis, this is possible. If you are unable to keep down even fluids, like pedialytes or low caloric electrolyte repletion solutions like gatorade 2 or powerade zero, then you should seek an in-person evaluation as you may require intravenous fluids. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between colitis and enteritis?

Is there a difference between colitis and enteritis?

Colitis/enteritis: Colitis is mainly inflammation of the colon or large bowel, while enteritis designates inflammation of the small bowel. Enterocolitis will designate inflammation of both small and large bowel. ...Read more