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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a way to reverse diverticulitis? Diet? Lifestyle? What causes it? How to prevent worsening? How to prevent future Colitis?
No: These are two completely separate conditions although one patient can have both diagnoses at some point in time. It is very important to have a colonoscopy and GI/surgical evaluation to make the correct diagnosis as the treatments (medical and surgical) are very different. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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.
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 moreSee 9 more doctor answers