Microscopic colitis and lupus, what should I do?

Treat them both. Treat them both. Discuss the issues with your rheumatologist and a gastroenterologist.

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What is the difference between IBS and microscopic colitis?

IBS. Ibs is more of a functional problem and not one caused by structural changes. It DX is made by classic signs and symptoms and no other structural problems indicative of colitis etc. Even though symptoms may over lap , ibs for me is a DX of exclusion after i rule out more serious disease states. 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 more...

Lost 20 pounds ima month but all tests are negative for crohns, microscopic colitis and allergies. I can't keep anything in. What's happening to me?

Many causes. There are many causes of weight loss including endocrine, metabolic, structural and psychologic issues. You've only listed three causes when there can be dozens. You need professional help to sort through these causes. If your current doctors cannot supply you with an answer, please get another opinion. Continued weight loss can be deadly. Read more...

How do you get diagnosed as having microscopic colitis, and how would you catch it?

Need GI consult. This is a diagnosis based on biopsies from colonoscopy. Usually colon looks reasonably healthy but under the microscope, pathologist can find changes. It is very treatable. Main symptom is chronic diarrhea. Please see a GI physician. Read more...

Can microscopic colitis still show under microscope if patient is in remission?

It depends. On the etiology of colitis, ischemic colitis once healed remains in remission as long as blood supply is adequate. Inflammatory colitis is is usually chronic and prone to flare ups with microscopic residual disease even if patient clinically is in remission. Read more...

Colonoscopy normal. Dr took 4 tissues from different areas to check for microscopic colitis. Should I afraid for anything else? Like cancer?

No. Any reputable gastroenterologist who does a thorough colonoscopy will be checking for signs of cancer during the procedure. Even if he is checking for colitis specifically, he would biopsy or note any other abnormalities he sees during the exam. A normal colonoscopy is a GOOD thing! The current recommendations are 5-10 years til next one to screen for cancer again. Read more...

Microscopic colitis, does it show microscope in remission? Been without symptoms for a two of months after a year of symptoms. Having colonoscopy.

Yes. It will show remission if we look at the tissue under a microscope. Read more...
Remission. Typically treated microscopic colitis will resolve any microscopic findings that led to the original diagnosis. The biopsies will look virtually normal after treatment. Read more...

Is it poss to have microscopic colitis w/of diarrhea? I was dx w/ it, but I don't have diarrhea. My stool does change though when I have an attack.

Yes that is possible. yes..a mild case might not result in diarrhea..though speak to your doctor about the diagnosis to be sure it was not some sort of transient inflammation rather than true chronic microscopic colitis... Read more...