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What Is The Difference Between Colitis And Diverticulitis
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Micro colitis vs IBS: Microscopic colitis refers to 2 med conditions causing diarrhea: collagenous colitis and lymphocytic colitis--conditions characterized by this triad of clinicopathological features: 1. Chronic watery diarrhea; 2. Normal colonoscopy; 3. Characteristic histopathology. Whereas in ibs diarrhea or constipation may predominate, or they may alternate. This diarrhea etiology is different from micro colit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
One is an infection: Diverticulosis means that there are diverticuli present in the colon. Diverticuli are little outpockets of the lining of the colon (called colonic mucosa). By themselves they are usually not problematic, but these pockets can get infected. That is what diverticulitis is - infection of diverticuli. Symptoms include abdominal pain, tenderness, fever, and constipation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Itis=inflammation: Gastritis is inflammation of stomach lining and can be serious. Gastroenteritis is inflammation as well but usually due to a virus and self limiting, i.e., is resolves on its own with light diet and clear liquid diet. When abdominal symptoms of diarrhea, vomiting or heartburn and abdominal pain persist, you need to see your doctor for physical and possibly further tests. ...Read more
Allergic v. immune: Eosinophils in preponderance suggest "allergy, " so a colitis associated w/ increased eosinophils may be due to a medicine. Ulcerative colitis (uc), however, is an autoimmune inflammatory bowel disease affecting only the colon, with occasional "backwash" ileitis in the distal small intestine. Steroids, methotrexate, imuran, (azathioprine) ; others are for uc... ...Read more
A lot: Hirschprung's is a condition in which the nerves that cause peristalsis (movement of the intestine) are missing from birth. It is treated with surgery to remove the part without nerves. Redundant colon is a condition in which the colon is longer than normal, causing it to loop back on itself. It often presents with constipation and gas. It can also be treated with surgery if medical rx fails. ...Read more
Different things: Different, unrelated conditions. Ulcerative colitis is a chronic life-long inflammation & ulcer formation afftecting the wall of the entire colon, treated with anti-inflammatory type medications. Diverticulitis is a temporary condition of localized infection of small pouches in a small portion of the colon, treated with antibiotics. Rarely surgery for either condition, but very different operation. ...Read more
Celiac vs IBS: Celiac is an autoimmune disease (not a food allergy) where the IgA antibody is directed against the cells that break down gluten...So u become intolerant. Ibs is a wastebasket term when there are GI related issues (diarrhea, bloating, etc.) that does not have a true clinical diagnosis based on looking for other GI diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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