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My mother has colitis, will I likely get it too?

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Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Not necessarily

It depends on what type of colitis your mother has.
There are several different types, some that have genetic predispositions, others that don't. For example infectious colitis and antibiotic-associated colitis aren't inherited. Another somewhat common kind, ischemic colitis, is more related to impaired blood flow and a healthy diet, regular exercise, preventative care can help avoid that.

In brief: Not necessarily

It depends on what type of colitis your mother has.
There are several different types, some that have genetic predispositions, others that don't. For example infectious colitis and antibiotic-associated colitis aren't inherited. Another somewhat common kind, ischemic colitis, is more related to impaired blood flow and a healthy diet, regular exercise, preventative care can help avoid that.
Dr. Christopher Dowd
Dr. Christopher Dowd
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In brief: Depends on type

Some types of colitis tend to run in families.
Most peolple with ulcerative colitis or crohn's colitis do not have a family history.

In brief: Depends on type

Some types of colitis tend to run in families.
Most peolple with ulcerative colitis or crohn's colitis do not have a family history.
Dr. Ihor Zakaluzny
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