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Can laxative abuse or over use of laxative cause colitis.?

Can laxative abuse or over use of laxative cause colitis.?

Yes: Why laxatives have to be abused, first cause of the constipation is to be determined by your physician , by exam and tests including colonoscopy for malignancy , anorectal motility studies.Some laxatives that stimulate the colon like seneca etc by constant stimulation colonic mucosa will be damaged permanently and may result colitis. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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What laxative can I take for colitis?

What laxative can I take for colitis?

Get checked out: If u r looking for powerful laxatives, i assume you feel very constipated or are looking to "cleanse." if the latter, please reconsider & check out numerous healthtap answers that point to problems with colon cleansers--don't use them! if constipation is new, has significantly worsened, is accompanied by distension, vomiting, fever, pain, esp. If "colitis" (inflamed colon) is present, see doctor. ...Read more

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Had colitis 1 yr ago and been constipated since. Take a probiotic supplement everyday and sometimes stool softener. Does not help. What else can I do?

Had colitis 1 yr ago and been constipated since. Take a probiotic supplement everyday and sometimes stool softener. Does not help. What else can I do?

Plant-based diet: My guess is that your diet is low in fiber. A plant-based diet (whole, unprocessed plants, like vegetables, fruit, grain and nuts) is key to adding fiber. You can also add fiber with metamucil and benefiber. But unprocessed plants are healthier. Plants not only provide fiber but all kinds of nutrients like antioxidants that promote colonic health. ...Read more

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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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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 sort of disease is colitis?

Colon Inflammation: Colitis is the term which refers to inflammation of the large intestine otherwise known as the colon. Colitis can have many causes such as infection, lack of blood flow (ischemic), inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis, crohn's), etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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