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What is collagenous colitis?

What is collagenous colitis?

Inflammatory disease: Microscopic colitis is an inflammation of the colon that causes persistent watery diarrhea. The disorder gets its name from the fact that one needs to examine colon tissue under a microscope to identify it. There are two varieties: collagenous colitis, in which a thick layer of protein/collagen develops in the tissue and lymphocytic colitis, in which white blood cells (lymphocytes) accumulate. ...Read more

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I used to take normix for my collagenous colitis but it gave me some problems. Can i take something similar? Thanks!

I used to take normix for my collagenous colitis but it gave me some problems. Can i take something similar? Thanks!

Normix?: Not sure what "normix" is. Budesonide (entocort) is a weak corticosteroid that is mostly contained in the gut (poorly absorbed) that is highly effective at controlling diarrhea from collagenous colitis. ...Read more

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Recent diagnosis of collagenous colitis with high platelets, high IgE and eos. What do the elevated blood levels mea?

Recent diagnosis of collagenous colitis with high platelets, high IgE and eos. What do the elevated blood levels mea?

IgE: How high is high? 100s or 1000s is the ige? You need to be seen by an allergist and you need to have some tests done. Did they find eosinophils in the colon biopsies? ...Read more

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I have Collagenous Colitis, an autoimmune disease currently managed by my GI Doc. Budesonide is the only thing that helps.

??: As you may know, collagenous colitis is characterized by watery diarrhea..You should avoid taking NSAIDS,as doctor probably told you.Diagnosis is by biopsy showing a band of collagen in the submucosa.Not sure what you are asking though???Good luck.I am sure you are in good hands with gastro doctor. ...Read more

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I am presently taking Asacol (mesalamine) (Mesalazine) for Collagenous Colitis, can I take ibuprofen? Or will this damage my kidneys?

I am presently taking Asacol (mesalamine) (Mesalazine) for Collagenous Colitis, can I take ibuprofen? Or will this damage my kidneys?

Not a good idea: Ibuprofen can increase the chance of kidney damage with Asacol. So can other anti-inflammatory agents like aspirin and and naprosyn (naproxen). It is not a good idea to take them together. In addition, anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen can make colitis worse so it is best to take acetaminophen if you need something for pain. ...Read more

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What is the best Treatment for ulceritive colitis?

What is the best Treatment for ulceritive colitis?

Well: Lots depends on how severe and advanced the disease is there are many good medications today but surgery is probably the best treatment ...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 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

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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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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 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 are the treatments for ulcerative colitis?

What are the treatments for ulcerative colitis?

Serious condition: Uc is serious; stress makes it worse.Definitely avoid gluten ; dairy products as these may aggravate inflammation.Take large doses of probiotics (you can't get too much.)nutrition is important, so don't skip eating.Some find a bland diet helps.Find a way to get health insurance (to control inflammation ; prevent serious side effects of the disease.)repeated uc flares can lead to colon cancer. ...Read more

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What're some treatments for nervous colitis?

What're some treatments for nervous colitis?

Irritable Bowel : Some specific medications can be used for irritable bowel syndrome (ibs), but best to start with simpler things. One could gradually add fiber to the diet, in the form of whole grains, fruits and vegetables or metamucil or citrucel with plenty of water. Dealing with stress is important -- meditation, hypnosis, guided imagery can help. Treating anxiety & depression are part of the picture as well. ...Read more

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What are treatments for chronic rectal colitis?

What are treatments for chronic rectal colitis?

Depends on etiology: Treatment of chronic colitis which is referred to as inflammation of colon, cecum and rectum. The treatment depends on the etiology. Two common ulcerative colitis and crohns disease also referred to as inflammatory bowel disease are treated with drugslike sulphasalazine, mesalazine, steroids, i mmunosuppressive therapy like azathioprine, infiximab&adalimumab, sverere cases surgery may be. And supportive. ...Read more

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I have ulceritive colitis presently having flare up will this go away without special treatment?

I have ulceritive colitis presently having flare up will this go away without special treatment?

Fulminant UC: Ulcerative colitis flares are challenging. If you have frequent flares and they respond to diet improvements (relation to diet non-compliance) then this flair might also respond to diet improvement. However, a uc flair can rapidly deteriorate to fulminant which is life threatening and requires emergent surgery. Best to check in with your doc. A colonoscopy will make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is colitis and how does it differ from crones disease? What are the precribed treatments for both?

What is colitis and how does it differ from crones disease? What are the precribed treatments for both?

Colitis...: ...Is a general term of which crohn's disease is one type. Treatment for crohn's ranges from dietary modification and supplementation to salicylates to steroids to surgical treatment. As for colitis, it depends in the specific underlying cause - infectious causes are generally treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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My bf hes 22 just got diagnosed with colitis is he ever going to get better and what treatments are there ?

My bf hes 22 just got diagnosed with colitis is he ever going to get better and what treatments are there ?

Colitis : Don't despair! There are many treatments available for colitis. What kind of therapy will be recommended for your boyfriend depends on what kind of colitis it is, what portions of the colon are involved, and your boyfriend's medical history. Most of the time, the treatments will get the colitis under control and keep it there. His G.I. doc will outline the possibilities. Good luck. ...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