Colitis

What is Colitis?

This is a condition of the inflammation of the colon caused due to the infection or allergy.

Questions and answers on "Colitis"

dear sir i m suffering from colitis i went to a gastoentorlogost he recommended me tab pantocid dsr and ornidazloe 500 mg oflocine 200 mg and velgut capsule i feel better but after taking ornidazloe and of icannot pass stool suficinetly feeling more flatulne plz reply

doctor1 MD

Hai no problem, u can take rich fibrousdiet,like cucumbers carrots, Green leafy vegetables, good amount of water, bananas, ur motions will be free.not to worry, u will be fine

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

How can you tell if you have diverticulosis or colitis?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Colonsocopy can help to diagnose them

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.Ratnakar Kini and I am pleased to assist you.

Diverticulosis if uncomplicated most often remain without any symptoms. It is more common in elderly individuals. It can be diagnosed...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

I had colitis a several years ago. I passed quite a bit of blood in the stool.I am experiencing similar symptoms today. Stomach cramps, diareah which later went away and now only small amounts of blood when using the bathroom.Is there something I can do at home to help this if it is indeed another bout with colitis?

doctor1 MD

Thank you very much for contacting healthcare magic.

You have problem of blood in stool that may because of ulcerative colitis problem.

Diverticulitis may cause blood in stool.
Intestinal poly may cause blood in stool.

Hemorroid or anal fissure may cause blood in stool problem.

Proper physical...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

HI,I Have been diagnosed with Colitis, but cannot find a lot of information. I ask my DR. for any diet information and he does not have anything. I have had diarrhea since October. Had colonoscopy and upper GI ...did biopsy and that was how he found Colitis...am a diabetic (type 2) Please help, as I feel like the Dr. has left me hanging...

doctor1 MD

Hi, thank you for posting.

Well, there isn't an exact diet for diabetes type 2, but your health condition will improve if you follow my precautions:
-Eat smaller meals at more frequent intervals.
-Reduce the amount of greasy or fried foods.
-Limit consumption of milk or milk products, coffee and...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

I have cronic colitis and have gotton a UTI and have been prescribed cefuroxime 250mg should I be taking this medicine

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
no problem with it

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

the colitis won't pose any problems to your treatment normally. Cefuroxime can be taken as prescribed. Keep in mind though that all antibiotics (including cefuroxime) may cause antibiotic related diarrhea, so having diarrhea should not be...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

I have colitis. Every time I eat or drink anything it is a series of excruciating pains. I feel like I need to vomit, but had to force myself to do so yesterday. I am dizzy, still have pain when breathing and after eating and drinking or standing and walking. Should I go back to the ER?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Visit the ER

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for your query.

Your present symptoms appear to be due to gastritis completely different from colitis. I suggest you to visit the ER for complete evaluation and management.

Meanwhile do avoid solid and spicy food for few hours, as it can...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

I did not type the cause of my problem correctly and it thould be I was told I had mycrobiobic colitis. They could not tell me anything I could do to help me to fight it.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
antibiotics and probiotics

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for your query.

Microbial colitis requires antibiotics to control it. It can be done, no problems with that. But this treatment may cause your good bacteria to get killed which can lead to persistent diarrhea.

Hence, some...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

can a dr tell if you have colidis by a cat scan?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes,colitis can be diagnosed by CT scan.

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Yes,colitis can be diagnosed by CT scan of abdomen.CT scan may detect bowel wall thickening,fat stranding etc which are typical features of colitis.
Enhancement pattern of bowel wall is also helpful in diagnosis....

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

Does taking Liada for colitis raise your AST and ALT

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Lialda

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for contacting HCM with your health care concerns

You are wondering is Lialda used int eh treatment for colitis could caus liver damage. Yes there is a danger of causing liver damage and elevated ALT and AST with its use. I would recommend...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

HaS THE DRUG TOFACITINIB been shown to have results in treating Colon in Problems?. My friend has Colitis and heard that this medication has a side effect of helping Colotis Patients.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Used for treatment of Ulcerative Colitis

Detailed Answer:
Hi.Thanks for.writing on XXXXXXX
Tofacitinib has an off-labeled use for ulcerative colitis and has some positive results.This drug acts by regulating the immune function (not related to side effect).
However it has an...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

Recent questions on  Colitis

doctor1 MD

11 years ago- colonoscopy: found nothing, declared diarrhea to be due to ibs. Eliminated triggers: dairy, caffiene, high fat. For years- saving grace was carbs. BUT I still had bouts of diarrhea and was never really normal. (Note: stomach was always flat, unless I overate and bm would quickly shrink back stomach). December 2009- bad abdominal pains: ultrasounds found a bunch of cysts but my doc. said they are not large enough to be causing pain. Weight: 128. (Note: highest in 15 years.) Big Change... Feb 2010- people are telling me i look really skinny. Stepped on scale, 120 pounds (lowest weight in 15 years). Horrible stomach distention and pain, No matter what I eat or drink. when I wake up stomach is somewhat flat, but still pudgy. After ingesting anything, it balloons, 2-3 months pregnant / no relief. Tests: Blood- protein levels off, low iron and b12, celiac test just a little off (but not true indicator that I have the disease, I am told). Colonscopy / endoscopy- biospy for celiac (negative). Found mast cells- h2 allergy cells, which dr said was strange . Said I must just have ibs, and told me to take pepcid for mast cells, but didn t address why I have them. 2nd opinnion- gastroenterolgist said he would have said celiac, but saw biopsy was negative. He was about to dismiss me as ibs and give me pills. Then when I inquired about the mast cells, only then did he actually read my report (and his eyes bulged). He said it appears I might have colitis and put me on pepto for 2 months- then I should call him to give update. Skin allergy test- minor (level 1) only allergic to corn, walnuts and celery, significant (level 2) fish allergies- I don t even eat fish though Please help!! I feel like i m wasting away, and stomach is always in pain and bloated. I am forced to associate eating with pain now. I went off gluetin for 1 week, and didn t notice results but then ate it again when biopsy was negative. I am planning to go off it again for as long as I can, on my own accord. I feel it is the only hope I have now, but it will be hard because I can t eat any milk product, and high fat foods (beacuse of the ibs) hurt my stomach so I have to eat in moderation.                                                                  

doctor1 MD

Friend had severe sickness, diarrhea & stomach pain possible diagnosis of colitis. However, although slowly recovering he had hearing loss in left ear which has not improved. No answers have been given as to what this could be or how to treat it. Any suggestions?

doctor1 MD

Can tonsillitis cause Stomach and Intestional problems, from the drainage of the infected puss, or mucus into the stomach region? I am wondering if my laying down at nite with post nasal drip is causeing the infected mucus/puss to get into my stomach and cause my stomach to get overly gassy, and now i am having serious bouts of constipation, and sometimes even diahrrea..... I feel feverish and almost like I am near shock when these episodes occur, or could it not be associated with that at all, and possibaly be colitis/diverticulitis, or even something more serious like Chrones disease, or Cancer? My bloodwork comes back normal other than a vitamin D deficiency. I also have tingling sensations in my extremities quite often. When these episodes happen, i feel burning in my stomach associated with frequent feeling of having to use the bathroom, but then cant cause I am backed up. I also have been passing foul smelling green stools, and very loose mucus stools as well...... I just had blood work done again, and cannot go to the doc for another week because i am leaving the states to go on my honeymoon, however, I would hate a flair up there. Is there anything u would so kindly recommend, or suggest that maybe I havnt tried? I am currently on Hyoscyamine (.375MG TAB twice daily), as well as aprazolam (2MG twice daily) I was on Nexium but cant afford it right now, so have also been taking Prilosec OTC, and it hasnt helped nearly as much as the Nexium did. I want comfort again, and am sick of these symptoms plaguing me each and every day.......... Pls get back to me here, and pls also send me an email of ur sugestions to YYYY@YYYY , and thankyou for your advise in advance............ I just cant wait to feel better for good.............. Adam. =

doctor1 MD

Hi, I have ulcerative colitis and recently got arthirities in right wrist. I used mesacol for an year for UC and now doctor recommended to take Sazo and basics vitamins and reflax. Iam using them since a month. I got continuous cough and used ambrolite s syrup for cough along with other medicines. Can I use ambrolite s syrup? I have hand shivering since I started this syrup. Please suggest.

doctor1 MD

I have a constant spasm in my lower left abdomen no pain feels like a baby kicking but I’m 63. What can it be?

doctor1 MD

What would dark red blood be in your stool and on the toilet paper mean.

doctor1 MD

I am starting to experience a sharp pain on the left side, I get the feeling I need to go to the bathroom but little comes out. the pain is starting to get where it does not feel good to push on the left side or its hurts to cough

Ask Question
Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD

Hi, I am Dr. Andrew Rynne (Family Physician). I will be guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Related Drugs/Medications
Related Treatment/Therapy
Related Lab Tests
Related Procedures
Related Medical Topics