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My mother has colitis, will I likely get it too?

My mother has colitis, will I likely get it too?

Not necessarily: It depends on what type of colitis your mother has. There are several different types, some that have genetic predispositions, others that don't. For example infectious colitis and antibiotic-associated colitis aren't inherited. Another somewhat common kind, ischemic colitis, is more related to impaired blood flow and a healthy diet, regular exercise, preventative care can help avoid that. ...Read more

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Colitis (Definition)

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My mother has alceritive colitis since almost a year .. Any suggestions for curing it? She's in real pain

Remission ipossible : While there is no medical cure, remission is possible with medication. She probably needs to see a specialist that deals with inflammatory bowel diseases. There are surgical cures but meical therapy and accurate diagnoses are essential. ...Read more

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Red blood and mucus in stool.Very strong history of colon cancer. Intense lower abdominal pain. Mother also has ulcerative colitis. Suggestions?

Red blood and mucus in stool.Very strong history of colon cancer. Intense lower abdominal pain. Mother also has ulcerative colitis. Suggestions?

See a GI doc!: You are describing the symptoms of ulcerative colitis, which causes an increased risk of colon cancer. Other things could be going on, but any time you have bloody stool you must see a doctor! you will likely need a colonoscopy for diagnosis. ...Read more

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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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How do you cure colitis?

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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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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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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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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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