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Dr. Charles Sturgis
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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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Dr. Michael Michaels
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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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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
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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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Dr. Kathy Robinson
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I am presently taking Asacol (Mesalazine) for Collagenous Colitis, can I take ibuprofen? Or will this damage my kidneys?

I am presently taking Asacol (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. 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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Dr. Austina Cho
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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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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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I have colitis and I wear make up for acne everyday is it bad for the health purpose can it make it worse because you skin absorbs it?

I have colitis and I wear make up for acne everyday is it bad for the health purpose can it make it worse because you skin absorbs it?

Wrong question: The cover-up will not bother your colitis. But, rather than covering it, you could treat the acne. There are oral and topical meds which will help you. A dermatologist will help you. ...Read more

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Dr. Jonah Essers
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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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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
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Can a specialist tell me what can make my ULCERATIVE COLITIS WORSE?

Can a specialist  tell me  what can make my ULCERATIVE  COLITIS  WORSE?

Ulcerative colitis: This really is a question for the GI specialists, but...here are some common ones: 1. Skipping medications 2. Stress 3. Poor diet 4. Dehydration 5. Caffeine 6. Carbonated beverages 7. Overeating 8. GI infections ...Read more

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