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Dr. Victor Fazio
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Ileitis (Definition)

Ileitis = inflammation of the ileum (the last part ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of ileitis?

Pain diarrhea: Ileitis is inflammation of the ileum (part of the small intestine). It can cause abdominal pain, fever and diarrhea. ...Read more

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How should I care for mild ileitis?

It depends: If you are referring to crohn's disease, then azathioprine or Methotrexate are appropriate. There are, however, infectious causes of ileitis. Most of these resolve spontaneously without treatment unless you are severely ill or immune compromised. ...Read more

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What predisposes someone to ileitis?

Genetic preposition: Acute ileitis is usually due to microbial infections, e.g., typhoid, though viral infections can also cause acute inflammation. Chronic ileitis or chronic inflammatory bowel disease does not have clearly defined causes and genetic predisposition are only a small part of the etiology. ...Read more

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How long does a ileitis attack last?

Depends: Cause of the ileitis determines duration..... Infective are short, inflammatory is long term. ...Read more

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What is test ileitis and what causes it?

What is test ileitis and what causes it?

Many causes: Ileitis is simply an inflammation of the distal small bowel - ileum. Although crohn's disease is a common cause of ileitis, multiple other causes are possible: infections, musculoskeletal inflammatory syndromes, tumors (carcinoid), vasculitis, lack of blood flow, and drugs. Testing is a variable as the diseases which cause ileitis. ...Read more

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What can cause mild ileitis in the terminal ilieum?

What can cause mild ileitis in the terminal ilieum?

Some causes include:: 1) Crohn's disease; 2) Yersinia enterocolitica infection; 3) excessive NSAID or aspirin use; 4) backwash ileitis, to name just a few. ...Read more

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How to cure ileitis in 12 year old child? What is the causes for having that disease?

How to cure ileitis in 12 year old child? What is the causes for having that disease?

Crohn's?: Do you mean crohn's disease? If so, it isn't curable but can be managed well under the care of a pediatric gastroenterologist. The causes are not clearly known a it is an autoimmune disorder. See http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001295/" rel="nofollow" target="_b. ...Read more

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What does "terminal ileitis to rule out Crohn's disease" mean to you doctors?

What does "terminal ileitis to rule out Crohn's disease" mean to you doctors?

Radiology: I have seen that on a ct scan report. It simply means that the terminal ileum (last part of the small intestine and area commonly affected by crohns disease) is inflamed and from the ct scan alone, one cannot rule out crohn's disease. Thus, further testing can be considered to see if this truly is crohns or something else. ...Read more

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Does finding a 1-2 mm ulceration in the terminal ileum compatible with ileitis mean I have crohns?

Does finding a 1-2 mm ulceration in the terminal ileum compatible with ileitis mean I have crohns?

Crohn's disease: An ulcer in the terminal ileum is suggestive of crohn's disease but does not mean you actually have it. You need to see a gastroenterologist and have serologies sent for inflammatory bowel disease. That will determine if you have crohn's. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with Crohn's after finding ulcer in ileum. Isn't this a misdiagnosis, and in fact ulcerative ileitis?

Crohn's vs. Ileitis: A biopsy may be required to establish the diagnosis. It can be difficult to distinguish the two otherwise.

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/15017486 ...Read more

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Terminal ileum biopsy: unremarkable ileal mucosa. Negative for active/ chronic ileitis, no granulomas seen. Meaning? Good? Bad? Thanks

Terminal ileum biopsy: unremarkable ileal mucosa. Negative for active/ chronic ileitis, no granulomas seen. Meaning? Good? Bad? Thanks

Sampling: It is good that there was no pathology in the tissue biopsied. Please keep in mind that the pathologist can only tell you what was in the tissue that was removed, not what is the rest of the body. Lesions in Crohns can be patchy and you need to follow your doctor's advice about follow-up care. ...Read more

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Biopsy from terminal ileum during colonoscopy showed "focal ileitis with superficial erosion. No granulomas, no specific cause identified"?

Biopsy from terminal ileum during colonoscopy showed "focal ileitis with superficial erosion. No granulomas, no specific cause identified"?

Forerunner: Of worse to come unless the dietary cause is eliminated. I have always stopped my patients from taking milk and milk products when they have ulcerative colitis. Try it! Its cheap. Also check out your diet in general. Apart from milk, restrict it to "god made" foods. ...Read more

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My 7 yr daughter was diagnosed with terminal ileitis in the ER last night. How serious is this and will it go way? We're seeing a GI soon.

My 7 yr daughter was diagnosed with terminal ileitis in the ER last night. How serious is this and will it go way? We're seeing a GI soon.

Ileitis: Terminal ileitis in a seven yrs old can be infectious in origin. Bacteria and/ or viruses can be the culprit. It's not life threatening illness. It usually cures itself in 2-6 weeks. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy results says ileitis biopsy says benign terminal ileum with prominent payer patches CD3 t cells and CD20 b cells positive is it crohns

Colonoscopy results says ileitis biopsy says benign terminal ileum with prominent payer patches CD3 t cells and CD20 b cells positive is it crohns

Clinical picture: The colonoscopy and biopsy results need to be correlated with the clinical symptoms and signs to make a definite diagnosis. They should not be taken in isolation. ...Read more

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What exactly is erythema in the left and right colon? Also what is erythema in the terminal ileum compatible with ileitis?

What exactly is erythema in the left and right colon? Also what is erythema in the terminal ileum compatible with ileitis?

Inflammation: Erythema is a term used to describe redness that was probably noticed on endoscopy. Erythema usually is non specific and can mean anything from mild irritation during the procedure to something abnormal like infection or an inflammation. Biopsies and pathology is more accurate in identifying the exact problem. Ileitis is swelling of the small bowel and again erythema does not always mean ileitis. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy -small ulcers in the terminal ileum. Biopsy confirms focal ileitis with superficial erosion, but no specific cause identified. What next?

Colonoscopy -small ulcers in the terminal ileum. Biopsy confirms focal ileitis with superficial erosion, but no specific cause identified. What next?

Consult GI: Most common causes are crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. There are several medications which can be helpful besides diet (gluten free). You should discuss these with the gastroenterologist. If not satisfied, you can always get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Will capsule endoscopy identify cause of ulcers in terminal ileum seen in colonoscopy. Biopsy confirmed focal ileitis with superficial erosion?

Will capsule endoscopy identify cause of ulcers in terminal ileum seen in colonoscopy. Biopsy confirmed focal ileitis with superficial erosion?

Capsule endoscopy is: For small bowel evaluation where upper or lower endoscopy can't reach. It may give you information regarding the rest of small bowel. Its usually done to look for small bowel lesions or to find the source of a bleed where egd/colonoscopy is negative. In your case the better test is mr enetrography or a ct abd/pel with volumen contrast. Your GI doc should decide on further testing. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w/ Crohn's ileitis. Pencil thin stools sometimes. Is this common with CI? How often should I have colon/endoscopy after being diagnosed?

Diagnosed w/ Crohn's ileitis. Pencil thin stools sometimes. Is this common with CI? How often should I have colon/endoscopy after being diagnosed?

Yes: The thin stools can indicate narrowing or inflammation in the bowel, or scarring from old episodes. Your GI doctor can tell you if this is anything to worry about. They can also tell you how often to have endoscopy. This depends on how active your disease is. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does ileitis (inflamed and thickened walls) cause liquid (pus) outside the small intestine? Can the latter carry bacteria? Thanks

Does ileitis (inflamed and thickened walls) cause liquid (pus) outside the small intestine? Can the latter carry bacteria? Thanks

Yes: Ileitis also called Crohn Disease is associated with mucosal inflammation and in some cases abscess formation. You can sometimes expect rectal seepage that can contain bacteria. I hope you are under the care of a gastroenterologist as this can turn out to be more than a simple illness. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy and the results said I Have ileitis characterized by apthaous ulcers and mild inflammation and erythematosus mucosa in the cecum?

I had a colonoscopy and the results said I Have ileitis characterized by apthaous ulcers and mild inflammation and erythematosus mucosa in the cecum?

Inflamation: Ileitis means inflammation of the ileum. All those other descriptions are describing red inflamed colon. I advise you to discuss with your gastroenterologist the diagnosis and treatment plan including medicine to heal the area. ...Read more

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How long does bacterial ileitis last? Vom&dia9 wks. Thickening of term ilieum. Mes adenitis&distended bowel loops on u/s. All blood/stool tests normal

How long does bacterial ileitis last? Vom&dia9 wks. Thickening of term ilieum. Mes adenitis&distended bowel loops on u/s. All blood/stool tests normal

Not that long: Bacterial or viral??? If bacterial - the antibiotics would help- but that rare. Viral happens more often in kids and very painful, but would expect to get better in 7-10 days. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I was sent to the ER and diagnosed with ileitis. How common is bacterial or viral ileitis compared to a chronic condition? I've also been fighting an upper respiratory infection for a couple weeks and wonder if it is possible for that infection to travel

I was sent to the ER and diagnosed with ileitis. How common is bacterial or viral ileitis compared to a chronic condition? I've also been fighting an upper respiratory infection for a couple weeks and wonder if it is possible for that infection to travel

Neither, need tests: One visit to ER is not enough to diagnose ' ileitis '. See you family doctor or gastroenterologist for further investigation, to make sure you do not have Crohn's disease, yes infection like TB, viral & fungal possible Your URI may not be related. ...Read more

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Symptoms of 5 yrs, crippling abdominal pain, bloating, bouts of diarreah, constipation, CT scan showed ileitis/enteritis. Barrett's. Any ideas?

Symptoms of 5 yrs, crippling abdominal pain, bloating, bouts of diarreah, constipation, CT scan showed ileitis/enteritis. Barrett's. Any ideas?

Abd pain/Abn CT: Not sure if I completely understood your questions. If you have chronic abdominal pain with alternation in bowel movement, and given the abnormal ct, you should have a colonoscopy to assure you do not have crohn's disease. ...Read more

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CT scan, retained stool the colon. Few scattered lymph nodes seen. Dilatation of the terminal ileum, This can be seen with backwash ileitis, cancer???

Colonoscopy: Please consider asking your provider if a colonoscopy might be indicated to view the tissue in the colon and terminal ileum and to get biopsies ...Read more

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Symptoms 5 yrs, abdominal pain, bloating, diarreah, constipation, fatigue, CT scan showed ileitis/enteritis. Bowel distented, is it Crohn's disease?

Could be.: Could be. Get with your gastroenterologist and have him do colonoscopy, ilescopy, pill cam and enteroscopy if needed along with biopsies to make definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Sympt. 8 yrs, abdominal pain, bloating, diarreah, chronic fissures, fatigue, CT scan showed ileitis/enteritis. Bowel distented, is it IBD? "

Sympt. 8 yrs, abdominal pain, bloating, diarreah, chronic fissures, fatigue, CT scan showed ileitis/enteritis. Bowel distented, is it IBD? "

Consider Crohns: This sounds more like Crohn's disease or some other inflammatory disease. I would go see a Gastroenterologist or a general surgeon that performs endoscopy ...Read more

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What is sacro ilitis?

Sacroilitis: Inflammation of lower back/ posterior pelvis. Can be associated with autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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My wife is taking treatment of tuberculosis for sacro ilieities is their any problem if she conceive as she completed treatment just now?

My wife is taking treatment of tuberculosis for sacro ilieities is their any problem if she conceive as she completed treatment just now?

Most TB drugs: Can be safely taken during pregnancy. In fact all 4 first line drugs [isoniazid, rifampicin (rifampin), Ethambutol and pyrazinamide] have an excellent safety record in pregnancy. The bigger risk to a developing fetus is untreated tb. If you are concerned about this it is best to bring it up with your wife's TB doctor and her obstetrician. ...Read more

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I am married in 1 year no children en problem in my health would you eat that type of food can be eat him in my husband and me?

I am married in 1 year no children en problem in my health would you eat that type of food can be eat him in my husband and me?

Chocolate: This is not scientific but neither is having babies! Try anything chocolate. Eat romantic foods. Avoid alcohol and stimulants. Relax. Enjoy being married without children. The more you relax and enjoy your spouse the better your marriage will be and the more prepared you we be to be a parent. You are learning patience and you will need it! OB doctors have solutions for you when wanted ...Read more

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I can have children?

I can have children?

Hopefully: If you want to have children but are not trying presently, there are some tests that can help tell you more. But the only way to absolutely prove one way or another is to attempt pregnancy with your partner. See your gynecologist: they can help you with the available tests. ...Read more

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Why children feel giddy?

Why children feel giddy?

Vertigo?: Many children get very dizzy at times without definite cause. Some are due to ear infections or ear fluid pressure. Other times it may happen because of spinning around. Episodic vertigo is a very dramatic event in some children when they look terrified and have to hold on for a few moments, then return to normal. This is usually benign but needs a good evaluation. ...Read more