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Dr. David Ziring
Board Certified, Pediatric Gastroenterology
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What can I take for colitis?

Dr. David Ziring
Board Certified, Pediatric Gastroenterology
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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, Entyvio). ...Read more

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Colitis (Definition)

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Dr. Rafael Lugo
Board Certified, General Surgery
23 years in practice
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What are the symptoms of colitis like?

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What are the symptoms of colitis like?
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Dr. Michael Zadeh
Board Certified, General Surgery
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What sort of disease is colitis?

Dr. Michael Zadeh
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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. George Valdez
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Is colitis common in children?

Dr. George Valdez
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Is colitis common in children?

No: But if your child has abdominal pain or rectal bleeding you should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
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Looking for what is colitis?

Dr. Eric Kaplan
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
37 years in practice
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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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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
23 years in practice
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How many specific conditions of colitis exist?

Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
23 years in practice
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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. Brett Kalmowitz
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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How do I manage my colitis?

Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
17 years in practice
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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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Dr. Rafael Lugo
Board Certified, General Surgery
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What is the signs, symptoms of colitis?

Dr. Rafael Lugo
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What is the signs, symptoms of colitis?

Pain and diarrhea: Usually abdominal pain and diarrhea. www.drlugo.com.

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
20 years in practice
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Can you die from colitis?

Dr. Carlo Hatem
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
20 years in practice
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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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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
18 years in practice
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What's the upshot of getting colitis?

Dr. Bac Nguyen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
18 years in practice
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Depends: If it is just spastic colitis, then it is just that--the irritable bowel. Infectious colitis--antibiotic treatments and you are done. If you have ulcerative colitis..You have to deal with the disease itself and the risk of colon cancer, which increases over time. If you have severe disease, you may be recommended to have colon removed after 8-10 yrs...It is tough.. Good luck... ...Read more

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