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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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My wife has colitis and takes meds. She has attacks that causes bad pain from bottom of sternum to ab area.Does stress & smoking make it worse+food?Ty

My wife has colitis and takes meds. She has attacks that causes bad pain from bottom of sternum to ab area.Does stress & smoking make it worse+food?Ty

Yes: She could have gerd or acid reflux, gallstones, flareup of colitis or some other GI problem. She may be suffering from chest pain due to smoking which can cause heart disease. Smoking not only causes respiratory problems but has been linked to bladder and colon cancer. She should definitely get checked out by her internist or pcp to see what the cause of her pain is. ...Read more

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What are some breakfast foods can you eat if you have colitis?

What are some breakfast foods can you eat if you have colitis?

Soft foods: Every person has different foods they can and can't tolerate. It also depends on what kind of colitis you are dealing with, and if there are any complicating factors (like lactose or gluten intolerance). Things to consider trying would be yogurt, eggs, cooked apple, soft bread, real peanut butter, lactose-free milk, banana, plain cereals. Avoid caffeine if possible and hard granolas with nuts. ...Read more

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Pain under left rib evrrytime i eat like food is getting stuck there ? What can i take with having colitis

Pain under left rib evrrytime i eat like food is getting stuck there ? What can i take with having colitis

Dysphagia: pain or the sensation of something getting stuck in the esophagus after eating is often due to irritation of the esophagus. There can be multiple causes of this, the most common being gastroesophageal reflux disease. I would try over-the-counter ant acids first. Follow the directions with that medication, but if you're no better in 1 to 2 weeks, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please suggest what food should be avoided for ulcerative colitis?

Please suggest what food should be avoided for ulcerative colitis?

Ulcerative colitis: Many patients with ulcerative colitis have intolerance to gluten and fat. Try lowering gluten, by decreasing wheat products in your diet. Try avoiding fatty foods, and/or adding a bile binder like Questran (cholestyramine) to your diet. The goal of diet therapy is to achieve 2 soft bowel movements daily with a bowel regimen. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are really good foods for ulcerative colitis?

Could you tell me what are really good foods for ulcerative colitis?

No specific diet: Many diets have been tested for ulcerative colitis, but there is no evidence to support any particular diet. Some people feel like certain foods bother them, but that is different for each person. So listen to your own body. But most of all, see your gastroenterologist and make sure you are on medical therapy for ulcerative colitis, because diet alone will not control colitis. ...Read more

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Why is it that walking makes my ulcerative colitis worse?

Why is it that walking makes my ulcerative colitis worse?

Not intestinal: Walking per se will not make the inflammation in your colon worse. If you are having pain when you walk, it is likely that it is not related to the colon inflammation. Have you checked with a physical therapist to evaluate the pain and where it is likely coming from? ...Read more

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I'm suffering from colitis. Plz tell which food is good & which food is bad for me.. What can I do? Plz help me.

I'm suffering from colitis. Plz tell which food is good & which food is bad for me.. What can I do? Plz help me.

Colitis and diet: Colitis comes is several forms and treatment depends on type. Micro-nutrient deficiencies include vit d3, vit a, zinc, and others. Okay to take a multi-vitamin. Bile binders/questran and avoiding fatty foods can be helpful. Many are helped by avoiding gluten, a wheat protein. Okay to talk to your doc about the spectifics of your colitis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which acid meds can you take if you have colitis ? Lansoprazole made me worse

Which acid meds can you take if you have colitis ? Lansoprazole made me worse

Try another PPI.: just because lansoprezole makes your symptoms worse does not mean that the other PPI's will do the same. I would return to your doctor to see if one of the others helps your gastric symptoms. If they do not, then one could consider high does ranitidine or consider the possibility that your symptoms may not be due to excessive acid. Further tests or medication trials may be necessary. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is worse: chrons / ulcerative colitis?

Depends: Really depends on the severity, but the benefit with uc in severe cases there is a cure (ie total colectomy) where as with severe crohn's that is not the case. ...Read more

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What types of foods ulcerative colitis patients should eat?

What types of foods ulcerative colitis patients should eat?

Balanced diet: You may eat any foods which do not bother you. There are no specific forbidden items. I encourage you to eat a balanced diet with some fibre. Strong oral peppermint has been suggested to help alleviate some symptoms of ibd. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can food poisoning cause colitis?

Can food poisoning cause colitis?

Yes: Colitis is an inflammation of the colon which can be caused by infection. Food poisoning with bacteria or viruses is an infection which can lead to colitis. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods can I eat with ulcerative colitis?

Please suggest what foods can I eat with ulcerative colitis?

I am assuming: Your colitis is in remission; anything you want that is generally healthy; many tho are more sensitive to dairy products so might be wise to avoid milk, ice cream, cheeses. If you are in flare a more bland diet with less fiber is best. Check with the doctor managing your colitis and meds. ...Read more