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What's the upshot of getting colitis?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
If it is just spastic colitis, then it is just that--the irritable bowel.
Infectious colitis--antibiotic treatments and you are done. If you have ulcerative colitis..You have to deal with the disease itself and the risk of colon cancer, which increases over time. If you have severe disease, you may be recommended to have colon removed after 8-10 yrs...It is tough.. Good luck...

In brief: Depends
If it is just spastic colitis, then it is just that--the irritable bowel.
Infectious colitis--antibiotic treatments and you are done. If you have ulcerative colitis..You have to deal with the disease itself and the risk of colon cancer, which increases over time. If you have severe disease, you may be recommended to have colon removed after 8-10 yrs...It is tough.. Good luck...
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
In brief: Depends
It depends on the type of colitis.
Some forms are single episodes and often can be treated with antibiotics and don't recur. Other forms such as ulcerative colitis or crohn's colitis are longer term problems and require specific treatment with meds, diet and may ultimately progress to requiring surgery.

In brief: Depends
It depends on the type of colitis.
Some forms are single episodes and often can be treated with antibiotics and don't recur. Other forms such as ulcerative colitis or crohn's colitis are longer term problems and require specific treatment with meds, diet and may ultimately progress to requiring surgery.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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