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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Colitis (Definition)

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Should i eat sushi if I have been recently diagnosed with ischemic colitis. ?

Should i eat sushi if I have been recently diagnosed with ischemic colitis. ?

Ischemic colitis: At your age is extremely rare, unless you have severe arterial disease or thromboembolic condition. It is not a good idea to eat raw or undercooked foods until any GI condition is completely resolved, because these foods can contain bacteria that can cause problems in your digestive tract. Ask your doctor what you should be eating, not what you should avoid. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What is method to diagnose colitis?

Usually colonoscopy.: colitis is most commonly diagnosed by colonoscopy. At that procedure photographs and biopsies can be obtained which will help make the diagnosis. Colitis can also be suspected on CT scan or plain x-rays at times. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is colitis and how do you get it?

What colitis is: Colitis (c) is inflammation of the inner lining of the colon.It can be caused by infection, loss of blood supply to the colon, inflammatory bowel disease, and invasion of the colon wall with lymphocytic white blood cells or collagen. Bacteria than can cause c are shgiella, salmonella and e. Coli, among others. See a gastroenterologist for more information. ...Read more

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What can colitis lead to if not treated?

Many things: True active crohn's colitis or ulcerative colitis, untreated, can lead to marked abdominal pain, fever, serious infections, weight loss, bleeding, anemia, malnutrition, etc. ...Read more

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What is focal active colitis? What causes it?

What is focal active colitis? What causes it?

It Depends: Clinically, Focal Active Colitis depends on your endoscopic and clinical presentation/symptoms. It can be benign as a result of the prep you were given for your colonoscopy to something more serious due to infectious colitis or inflammatory bowel disease (Ulcerative Colitis/Crohn's Disease) with symptoms of bloody diarrhea, mucous, etc. See your treating physician for more info on your case. ...Read more

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Is there any development about ulserative colitis?

Is there any development about ulserative colitis?

To a degree: Ulcerative colitis is an auto immune disease wherein the body attacks the inner lining of the colon. Symptoms can be managed medically, but , still, constant surveillance is necessary, with regular colonoscopies with biopsies. As in most situation of chronic irritation, cancer is a risk over long term, but close monitoring can make the diagnosis early . Good luck. ...Read more

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What can happen if i don't get my colitis treated?

Not sure: It depends on the type of colitis. Ulerative colitis does have a long term risk of colon cancer. See a gastroenterologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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My wife thinks I should see someone for my colitis. Should i?

Dude!?: I'd have to side with your wife on this one. Colitis, while more or less harmless, may progress to a more serious problem if left unchecked. It should also be properly diagnosed as other more serious causes of abdominal pain may mimic colitis. Wives know best and it appears she's concerned about you. ...Read more

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I have ulceros colitis, can pain in my upper be symtoms of that?

Upper what?: Pain in the abdomen can be a symptom. You have to be more specific. ...Read more

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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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How does ulceros colitis kill someone?

Many ways : If it's not treated, u can have diarrhea, loss of fluid and electrolytes and poor nutrion. All of these deficiencies can lead to body shut down over time. In an emergent fashion, colon can become very distended (dilate) and start to die (toxic mega colon). This release toxins into ur system causung body to shut down. This is an emergency and needs surgery to survive. ...Read more

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What is the best way to prevent colitis?

What is the best way to prevent colitis?

Colitis: There are different kinds of colitis. From a practical point, heating a diet that is high in fiber and low in fat may help. ...Read more

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Can you have colitis without pain and diarrea?

Can you have colitis without pain and diarrea?

Yes.: Subclinical colitis is well documented by biopsy. Sublclinical colitis is present in the small intestines in many common forms of arthritis. Which is why sulfasalazine is used-a drug developed for small intestinal inflammatory bowel disease! ...Read more

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What causes ulcerated colitis, is it diet, alcohol ?

Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease whose cause is thought to be autoimmune. Similar to crohn's disease. Diet, alcohol and many other things are known to exacerbate its symptoms. But their use does not cause it. ...Read more

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Not sure if colitis or diverticulitis. What are the tests?

Not sure if colitis or diverticulitis. What are the tests?

Same work up!: When you have crampy abdominal pain with fevers or chills you can be diagnosed with colitis. Colitis is inflammation of the colon and can be due to infection, inflammatory bowel diseases or blood supply issues. Diverticulitis is caused when a small pocket in the colon pops and bacteria spills outside the wall of the colon. Ct scan is the best diagnostic tool. ...Read more

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What is considered the number one way for ulcerous colitis?

What is considered the number one way for ulcerous colitis?

Ulcerative colitis: No simple answer to care and treatment of uc. Start with a low fat, low gluten diet, multivitamin daily, vit d3 supplement and a bowel regimen. Avoid alcohol and nicotine. Your primary doc will refer you to a GI doc for medications and colonoscopy. Hopefully you will stabilize at this point. If not, surgical care is your back up and colon removal may become necessary. ...Read more

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What is c. diff colitis?

What is c. diff colitis?

See below: It is an illness with diarrhea and fever, that usually follows antibiotic treatment for some other infection. Clostridium difficile is often a hospital acquired infection. Treatment is usually with an antibiotic though fecal transplant is helpful in some patients. See this site for more information. http://www.cdc.gov/hai/organisms/cdiff/Cdiff-patient.html ...Read more

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What is colitis of the colon?

What is colitis of the colon?

-itis = inflammation: Inflammation of the colon. Inflammation of the inner lining can cause bleeding, diarrhea and bloating. Inflammation can also extend through all the layers in severe cases resulting in the need for emergency surgery. Common types are diverticulitis, infectious colitis (viral, bacterial - "c diff"), inflammatory (crohn's and ulcerative), some medication induced, and others. ...Read more

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Can colitis cause sulfur burps?

NO: Colitis would not affect the quality of burps. Colitis presents with pain, fever, occasional bloating, and pain or mucus in stool. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my colitis?

How can I get rid of my colitis?

Depends: A complete and correct diagnosis of colitis, depending on the cause is best treated with proper medication and diet and close follow up with your doctor. But the first step is making the correct diagnosis. Colitis is a general term meaning inflammation of the colon. There are numerous types and causes and different treatments, so get to a specialist. ...Read more

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