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Active mild colitis. How to cure it without surgery? Problem is about 7 years old.

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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Meds

Without more details it is hard to answer this.
However, there are multiple classes of medications for ulcerative colitis and surgery is becoming less and less common. On trick that is often overlooked is topical medications (delivered rectally) that give a high dose of medication locally. Talk to your gastroenterologist.

In brief: Meds

Without more details it is hard to answer this.
However, there are multiple classes of medications for ulcerative colitis and surgery is becoming less and less common. On trick that is often overlooked is topical medications (delivered rectally) that give a high dose of medication locally. Talk to your gastroenterologist.
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Depends on the

Type of colitis, but usually proper meds based on the actual diagnosis usually work to control symptoms.
Cure may not be possible as with crohn's disease, but certainly feasible to have symptoms controlled with meds. See a gastroenterologist for the best advice.

In brief: Depends on the

Type of colitis, but usually proper meds based on the actual diagnosis usually work to control symptoms.
Cure may not be possible as with crohn's disease, but certainly feasible to have symptoms controlled with meds. See a gastroenterologist for the best advice.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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