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What is the treatment for distal colitis?

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

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Colitis (Definition)

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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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Gastro says she thinks I have either Crohn's or esonophilic colitis. Treatment is the same either way but i can't find much info about ec anywhere. Ty?

Gastro says she thinks I have either Crohn's or esonophilic colitis. Treatment is the same either way but i can't find much info about ec anywhere. Ty?

Try these...: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc3165205/; http://www.Medscape.Com/viewarticle/749522; http://apfed.Org/drupal/drupal/eosinophilic_colitis_quick_facts.

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Suffering from patchy colitis and psoriasis what treatment should I take?

Suffering from patchy colitis and psoriasis what treatment should I take?

Possibly TNFs: I have never heard of "patchy colitis." do you mean crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis? If so, tnf agents such as Humira or Remicade (infliximab) would be excellent treatment for both disorders. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for pseudomembranous colitis?

What is the treatment for pseudomembranous colitis?

Usually antibiotics: Vancomycin and Metronidazole are the most commonly used; fidaxomicin was recently approved; Rifampin and Rifaximin are also used; non-antibiotic therapies: probiotics containing saccharomyces boulardii have been shown to be of benefit; fecal transplants are very effective in difficult cases; some patients seem to resolve the infection without treatment. ...Read more

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Non-specific colitis in child from gastroenteritis. How long does it take? Treatment or not?

Non-specific colitis in child from gastroenteritis. How long does it take? Treatment or not?

Gastroenteritis: Most likely, this is a viral gastroenteritis, a virus that affects the gastrointestinal tract. The treatment is BRAT diet- no milk products, bananas, rice, apple sauce, and toast. Crystal light and water to drink and stay hydrated. If vomiting, diarrhea or bloody stools and recent travel outside US occurs, contact Pedi MD thru health tap. Welcome, Dr. Ivy Fisher, on staff. ...Read more

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What causes ulcerative colitis and does treatment always result in an ileostomy?

What causes ulcerative colitis and does treatment always result in an ileostomy?

Ulcerative Colitis: UC is an autoimmune disease and having UC doesn't always mean you need to have an ileostomy. You need to see a GI doctor and get on an anti-inflammatory regimen to help control the symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible for ulcerative colitis to be so mild that you dont need treatment? Just dietary modification?

Is it possible for ulcerative colitis to be so mild that you dont need treatment? Just dietary modification?

Yes: UC comes in a variety of places and penetrations. Hopefully you have a limited spectrum. You should have regular evaluations by a GI specialist even if you have mild disease. ...Read more

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Spastic colitis treatment?

Spastic colitis treatment?

Confirm diagnosis...: Ibs can mimic many conditions, & vice versa. Ibs runs a spectrum from diarrhea-predominant to constipation +/- pain. Sibo (bacteria) may be present. Has systemic disease been ruled out? Ibs is a diagnosis of exclusion, so an examination, a few simple tests, & assessment of symptom duration, intensity, location, quality, timing, etc. Will clarify your treatment course. Talk with GI doctor please. ...Read more

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What is the latest treatment for colitis ? I do not have Crohn's.

What is the latest treatment for colitis ?  I do not have Crohn's.

What kind: you do not have a crohn, so it must be ulcerative colitis, ischemic colitis, pseudo membrane colitis, ETC. so to know the latest in therapy we need to know what kind you have. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of untreated colitis? What treatment will help ease the pain and symptoms the quickest? Thanks!

Cancer: Ulcerative colitis increases risk for colon cancer as well as other systemic diseases. Depending on severity treatment may be mild or very involved, your gastrointestinal specialist can help answer the question in treatment, Over the counter meds have disappointing results and stay away from ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil and aspirin as they may worsen it. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for ulcerative colitis?

Medical: See a family doctor or gastroenterologist for evaluation & selection of the right medication for your specific conditions. Surgery used rarely. Colonoscopy surveillance likely indicated for most patients. ...Read more

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What's a good treatment for ulcerative colitis?

What's a good treatment for ulcerative colitis?

Too complicated!: There is no single "good" treatment for ulcerative colitis. Sometimes several different treatment approaches are needed to keep symptoms & damaging inflammation under control. For further information, i suggest one or more of the following: >mayoclinic.org/patientinformationwww.gastro.org/patient-centerwww.aafp.org/patient-center ...Read more

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What are your treatment options for ulcerative colitis?

What are your treatment options for ulcerative colitis?

See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ulcerative-colitis/basics/treatment/con-20043763

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Ulcerative colitis--does it come and go despite treatment?

Ulcerative colitis--does it come and go despite treatment?

Rarely: Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease. The severity of symptoms can wax and wane depending on many factors such as diet, sickness and overall health. One can still have flares and attacks even when on medical therapy. Patients who have many flares despite medical therapy are offered a surgical consultation. ...Read more

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Distal Colitis (Definition)

Distal colitis = inflammation at the ...Read more