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What distal colitis is?

What distal colitis is?

Proctitis: Or left sided colitis involving only the rectum or left side of the colon is usually a a less severe form of inflammatory bowel disease and may be self limitted and not lifelong. On the other hand it may rpogress with time to involve a larger portio of the colon. It usually carries a lower potential for developing colon cancer than universal colitis. ...Read more

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Distal Colitis (Definition)

Distal colitis is a type of ulcerative colitis that only affects the final regions of the gastrointestinal tract, namely the rectum and distal colon, and causes episodes of ...Read more


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What is the treatment for distal colitis?

Enemas: Rectal enemas with Mesalamine (an aspirin-like compound) or steroids can be very effective; oral medications are also effective; the combination of oral and rectal treatments seems to be the most reliable for symptom control. ...Read more

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Is Colitis Bad ? Does Colitis heal ?

Is Colitis Bad ? Does Colitis heal ?

Colitis: colitis is a generic word for inflammation of the colon. It can be caused by many things, and ranges in severity from completely insignificant to life-threatening, and everywhere in between. It can usually be treated with medications, but that depends on which type of colitis it is. You should consult with your GI doctor about what the recommendations are for your particular situation. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I relieve my colitis symptoms ?

It all depends...: Depends on what is causing the colitis. If it is an infection then antibiotics, but if we are dealing with an inflammatory colitis the medications you can use can be a wide variety targeting the inflammation and they need to be prescribed by a medical provider, not something you can take over the counter. Usually if this is the case close monitoring is needed. Follow up with GI provider on this. ...Read more

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What is the "colitis 5 step formula" diet?

What is the "colitis 5 step formula" diet?

Naturopathic: Supplents that are suppose to help balance the colon. Unlikely to do much harm but no proven benefit and as always be weary of any supplement since they are not fda approved. Should discuss further with your GI md. ...Read more

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Can Popsicles help ease my colitis symptoms ?

Can Popsicles help ease my colitis symptoms ?

It'sGood To ChillOut: As far as I have concluded,popsicles help ease the discomfort of every known illness on Earth.Best if at least some of them are sugarless.And too many may sour the stomach (but there's the second best cure-all for that: Tums/Rolaides)They hydrate and bring in a few easily downed calories.The coolness just calms the nerves and, all-in-all do a nice,cheap job of creating Peace on Earth & Goodwill ...Read more

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How many specific conditions of colitis exist?

Many: Colitis means inflammation of the colon. This inflammation can be caused by infection, medications, autoimmune phenomena, radiation or poor blood supply. Signs and sxs of colitis include bleeding, diarrhea, abdominal pain, but one may have colitis and no symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Colitis (Definition)

Colitis is inflammation or infection of ...Read more