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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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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