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Colitis (Definition)

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My mother was diagnosed after a colonscopy with mild erythema in sigmoid colon. Infective colitis. What does this mean.?

My mother was diagnosed after a colonscopy with mild erythema in sigmoid colon. Infective colitis. What does this mean.?

Infection: It means the person doing the procedure felt she had an infection that made the lining of her colon red and inflamed. Hopefully, the infection is gone as well as the symptoms and your mom is on the road to healing. Best of health to both of you ...Read more

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Mild diffuse thickening of rectum and sigmoid colon--suggestive of infective-inflammatory colitis, what to do?

Mild diffuse thickening of rectum and sigmoid colon--suggestive of infective-inflammatory colitis, what to do?

CT scan finding: This sounds like a result from a ct scan. Okay to talk with your doc about this result. Depending on your symptoms, age, and history it may not have much meaning. However, it may need further evaluation, colonoscopy, lab tests, if you have lower colon symptoms, blood in stool, weight loss, change in bowels, fever, pain. Be well. ...Read more

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Is colitis painful?

Is colitis painful?

Usually but depends: Colitis is a general term, and there are many different types. Pain is a common symptom in many of them. ...Read more

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What is focal colitis?

What is focal colitis?

Tummy Ache: Focal colitis is a general term for inflammation of a particular area of colon. Usually this is caused by food-borne illness or inflammatory bowel disease (like crohn's disease). Very rarely serious pathology like mesenteric ischemia can show a focal colitis but you would be extremely ill. Typically a colitis will resolve on its own, but can occasionally need antibiotics. ...Read more

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How do you cure colitis?

Need more info: Without knowing more about the type of colitis you have been diagnosed with, it's difficult to better guide you. If you can be more specific about what type of colitis you have we can better guide you. Know that some forms of colitis can't be cured but rather controlled in the long run. ...Read more

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Can you die from colitis?

Can you die from colitis?

Possible: Most colitis is treatable provided you don't let it go too far. Two types are particularly dangerous: ischemic colitis and c. Difficile colitis. Ulcerative colitis is particularly challenging but usually not immediately life threatening. ...Read more

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What is revolving colitis?

Probably a typo: There is no such thing as "revolving" colitis. This may be a misreading of the term "resolving" colitis, which simply means colitis which is improving. If it is getting better with what you're doing, you should stick with it. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is ulceritis colitis?

What is ulceritis colitis?

Ongoing irritation: Ulcerative colitis is inflammation of large intestine. It is an autoimmune condition, usually triggered by unhealthy lifestyle in genetically susceptible people. Avoiding grains, lentils, milk products, potatoes, peppers, tomatoes help heal the intestine by reducing inflammation. Probonox probitic, vit D3, eating meats, veggies help. For more info, check this: http://www. Cdc. Gov/ibd/index. Htm ...Read more

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How do I manage my colitis?

Many ways: Depends on type of colitis (infectious, inflammatory, ischemic), location of disease (rectum, left sided, entire colon), duration of disease and other meds that have been tried in the past. See a gastroenterologist or head to a tertiary center for a second opinion if you are not improving on current therapy and you have communicated this with your md. There are good therapies, assuming ibd cause. ...Read more

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How long does colitis last?

It depends...: ...on the cause. Some types are lifelong. Your doctor can advise you on whether and what type you may have and what to expect in the future. ...Read more

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What can I take for colitis?

Depends: On severity. In the case of mild to moderately severe ulcerative colitis, mesalamine may be sufficient. In the case of more severe colitis, one may need an immunomodulator (azathioprine or 6MP) or biologic (Remicade, Humira, (adalimumab) Entyvio). ...Read more

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Looking for what is colitis?

Variable: Technically, colitis is a general term for inflammation of the colon. This can include infectious as well as idiopathic such as ulcerative colitis, and crohns, and can also include ischemic and drug related causes. Colitis is non specific and making the correct diagnosis of the above will determine the proper treatment. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose colitis?

How do you diagnose colitis?

Colonoscopy: Colitis is an inflammation of the lower bowel. A direct visualization of the tissue lining the bowel is the most precise way to make the diagnosis. The patient is sedated and a colonoscope is inserted into the lower bowel to examine the tissue. A biopsy may be done during the procedure. ...Read more

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Is colitis common in the us?

Depends: There are many types of "colitis'; it is not uncommon for patients with bowel or abdominal problems to be advised that they have some type of 'colitis', although it may not necessarily be a serious 'disease'. ...Read more

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Help! What is acute colitis?

Many things: Acute means new or sudden onset. Colitis can come from many things: infectious, ischemic, ulcerative, crohn's, etc. Each type of colitis may be treated differently depending on its cause. Needs a complete medical evaluation with their doctor to determine the best coarse of treatment. ...Read more