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What Is The Difference Between Colitis And Diverticulitis
Very different: Colitis is inflammation of the colon. It is commonly seen with inflammatory disease of the colon (ulcerative colitis). Any area of the colon can become inflamed with this. Diverticulosis is having small pockets that poke out of the bowel wall. Diverticulosis is when one of these pockets gets infected or inflamed. This is usually more localized, like in the left sigmoid colon. ...Read more
Your doctor: Your doctor can talk to you about the differences between colitis and diverticulitis. Diverticulitis is an inflammation of the outpouching in the colon. Diverticular disease is an abnormal but common finding in the large intestine. Colitis is general inflammation of the entire large intestine. ...Read more
Same work up!: When you have crampy abdominal pain with fevers or chills you can be diagnosed with colitis. Colitis is inflammation of the colon and can be due to infection, inflammatory bowel diseases or blood supply issues. Diverticulitis is caused when a small pocket in the colon pops and bacteria spills outside the wall of the colon. Ct scan is the best diagnostic tool. ...Read more
Is there a way to reverse diverticulitis? Diet? Lifestyle? What causes it? How to prevent worsening? How to prevent future Colitis?
At what point do you go back to the er? I I have diverticulitis&colitis and the diarrhea for it. I feel like im putting out more than I take in
Being sick: What is your heart rate? How often are you peeing? Any pain that is intractable? Are your lips chapped? Are you dizzy. The right answer in most class is not to go to the er, but to contact or see your family physician first. ...Read more
I have diverticulitis and colitis. Was having issues with diarrhea allday up until 2 hours ago. Now I'm leaking diarhhea like fluid from mybutt. Normal?
I have colitis and diverticulitis, exp yellow liquid diarrhea with pain crampa and cant eat, is this a new problem or one of the old ones? Not typical
Colitis: I believe that your present symptoms are more typical of a colitis due to a viral intestinal tract infection rather than acute diverticulitis. Treatment would consist of rest, avoidance of harsh roughage, intake of adequate room temperature fluids and use of kaopectate to control diarrhea. Imodium to be taken only for severe diarrhea If symptoms worsen instead of gradually improving, see your MD ...Read more
I have been told that I have diverticulitis and colitis. I am on oral cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Flagyl for both. How long for the meds to kick in and the diarrheatostop?
Confirm the dx: You first have to make sure that the diagnosis is correct. Diverticular associated colitis is a real entity, but it is less common than ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease. If a gastroenterologist confirmed that diagnosis with colonoscopy and biopsy, then sometimes antibiotics, such as Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Flagyl may not work to stop the diarrhea. Other treatment options are possible. ...Read more
People diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. Are they prone to othe bowel problems such as diverticulitis?
Separate issue: Not more prone than the next individual. Are more prone to colon cancer-risk increases with duration of and extent of disease. Will need more frequent surveillance colonoscopies than other folks. ...Read more
I am bleeding and passing clots out my rectum. One person said it was diverticulitis another said infective colitis and another said hemorrhoids pain?
Rectal bleeding: Are these diagnoses made by professionals? You need to have it checked, see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
I have had colitis and diverticulitis and have been hospitalized 6 times now this am I have red in loose stool however I ate red sauce yesterday. Could it be blood or the sauce.
It could be: Either or both, especially if you have diarrhea. Have your doctor check stool for occult blood, which can tell if the red color is blood or not. ...Read more
Mystery upper left abdominal pain for four years. Gallbladder removed, endless dr visits and no diagnosis. Diverticulitis, colitis, gallbladder rem.
Too complex: This is too complex and too long of a problem to be able to cover in this setting. See your doctor/surgeon. ...Read more
CT scan didn't show diverticulitis. Pain on left and right of belly button, nausea. Had Cdiff, Colitis, Diverticulitis last year. Can CT miss something?
Ct scan showed diverticulitis and sigmoid colon iflamation I'm freaking out the discharge paper said diverticulitis posible colitis and ibd?
Yellow liquid diarrhea with some floating stool, nausea sweating pain, cramps, how can I tell if its my colitis, diverticulitis or something else?
Recurrent shingles with Post-Herpetic Neuralgia between outbreaks? There is a lot more to it but not enough space here.....?
Maybe HSV, not VZV: Shingles rarely recurs so frequently but HSV does, and recurrent herpes simplex can look identical to zoster. 1) Retest next outbreak to confirm varicella zoster virus (VZV), and PCR test for HSV. 2) Have an HSV IgG antibody test, expecting maybe positive for HSV1. 3) Continue valacylovir to prevent recurrences, whatever the cause. As others have advised, it is nontoxic and harmless, so why not? ...Read more
On Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Flagyl for colitis, also diagnoses of mild diverticulosis. Given vague dietary guidelines... How long eating BRAT diet? Then what to eat?
Depends: Do you mean ibs to be irritable bowel syndrome? That is a condition of abdominal bloating & cramping with alternating diarrhea & constipation. May be malfunction of the muscle wall of the intestine. Colitis is an actual inflammatory process of the wall or lining of the colon with diarrhea, fevers, colon ulcers & bleeding. Can be from infection or other inflammation. Needs medication to treat. ...Read more
Ulcerative: Ulcerative colitis and crohn's disease are the two most common inflammatory bowel diseases we see. Even though they can seem similar, they differ in symptoms, affected populations, which parts of the digestive tract they affect, complications and treatments. Below I've linked a web page with many tables that compare the differences between the two. ...Read more
Infected or not: Diverticulosis is a condition where the colon develops small pockets that can bulge out from the wall of the colon. It usually develops in people with constipation. Diverticulitis is a condition where these pockets become infected, requiring antibiotics or sometimes surgery. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Colon inflammation: "colitis" is defined as inflammation of the colon, which can be subcategorized as infectious (c. Diff, etc), inflammatory (crohn's dz, ulcerative colitis), or ischemic (poor blood supply). Colitis will typically cause (bloody) diarrhea and abdominal pain. Each of these types of colitis have characteristic laboratory, radiographic, and endoscopic differences to help reach the correct diagnosis. ...Read more
Osis and itis:
Diverticulosis is the presence of diverticula, small outpouchings "pockets" typically in the sigmoid colon that develop as people age. This is very common with time.
Diverticulitis is inflammation associated with the diverticula and typically requires treatment with antibiotics. The presence of the pockets does not mean you with get diverticulitis. ...Read more
Colitis is a: General term for inflammation of the colon and can be due to many thing including vascular or blood supply problems, infections and idiopathic meaning not a clear cause. Ulcerative colitis is a very specific term that refers to one of the inflammatory bowel diseases in the colitis category. Diagnosis and management of each form of colitis is quite different as is the prognosis, so may sure your I ...Read more
See below: Pancolitis is just a description of colitis that is affecting the entire colon, & it can come from all types of colitis such as infectious colitis, crohn's colitis, or others. Ulcerative colitis is a specific form of colitis or colon inflammation diagnosed by colonoscpoy & biopsy & which might also cause a pancolitis. ...Read more