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Various Causes Of Colitis
Inflammation: A percentage of patients with ulcerative colitis will have an associated inflammatory arthritis. This type of arthritis is similar in mechanism to other types of inflammatory arthritic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and is characterized by inflammation attacking various joints in the body. Do not hesitate to see a rheumatologist for treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had four colon polyps removed, one was 15mm and causing bleeding in stool. I was told I didnt has ibs/chrons/colitis. What caused these polyps then?
Viral field changes: With 4 polyps one needs to know if there is a familial history of polyposis. In addition are the polyps adenomatous or inflammatory. Rare for an adenomatous polyp of 1.5 mm to be symptomatic. If not congenital and appearing adenomatous, the mechanism appears to be polyoma virus transfecting mucosal epithelium and then as various lesions appear if a malignancy arises it suppresses the others. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Unlikely: Colonoscopy is a tool to look at the inside of the colon for polyps, cancers, ulcerations, inflammation or other disorders. Colonoscopy uses a flexible telescope with a fiber optic light source. Colitis is inflammation of the colon, it would be hard to link how a colonoscopy would cause colitis. ...Read more
Colitis: Maybe recurrence of symptoms or incomplete treatment of flare up or ineffective treatment. ...Read more
My cousin is 40 just found out she has colitis. She's scared, what is the cause. Can it be can ER or can it be something else?.
A serious disease: "colitis" usually refers either to ulcerative colitis or crohn's colitis - inflammatory diseases of the colon. No 'cause' is known. Young people are often affected. Both are serious and require care from a physician who treats these diseases often.. They may be mild or very severe with bleeding, diarrhea and pain. Medicines are effective, .But surgery is required in advance cases. Peter wilk, md. ...Read more
Giardia: If colitis refers to diarrhea, it may be due to different factors. Persistent giardia, antibiotic associated colitis caused by the antibiotic used for treatment, unmasking of underlying inflammatory bowel disease(uncommon) such as ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease. Consult your doctor to work this up! ...Read more
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