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Inflammation of the colon.
Symptoms of Colitis
The following features are indicative of Colitis:
recurring bloody diarrhea with pus in the stools
loss of appetite
It is possible that Colitis shows no physical symptoms and still is present in a patient.
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Common Causes of Colitis
The following are the most common causes of Colitis:
immune system malfunctioning
Risk Factors for Colitis
The following factors may increase the likelihood of Colitis:
Prevention of Colitis
No, it is not possible to prevent Colitis.
Occurrence of Colitis
Number of Cases
The following are the number of Colitis cases seen each year worldwide:
Very common > 10 Million cases
Common Age Group
Colitis most commonly occurs in the following age group:
Aged between 35-50 years
Colitis can occur in any gender.
Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Colitis
The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Colitis:
Blood testing: To check for anemia
Examination of stool sample: To check infections caused by bacteria, viruses and parasites
Colonoscopy: To view the entire colon
Flexible sigmoidoscopy: To examine the rectum and colon
X-ray examination: To examine serious complications, such as a perforated colon
CT scan: To detect complicated condition of ulcerative colitis
Doctor for Diagnosis of Colitis
Patients should visit the following specialists if they have symptoms of Colitis:
Complications of Colitis if untreated
Yes, Colitis causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Colitis is left untreated:
inflammation of skin, joints and eyes
Procedures for Treatment of Colitis
The following procedures are used to treat Colitis:
Proctocolectomy: To remove entire colon and rectum
Ileal pouch anal anastomosis: Surgery done to make passage for stool removal
Self-care for Colitis
The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Colitis:
Limit dairy products: To improve conditions of Ulcerative colitis
Limit fiber: To improve the symptoms of ulcerative colitis
Drink plenty of water: To improve condition of intestine
Alternative Medicine for Treatment of Colitis
The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of Colitis:
Iron Supplements: To cure iron deficiency anaemia
Patient Support for Treatment of Colitis
The following actions may help Colitis patients:
Join online support groups: Helps to connect with other patients and families
Time for Treatment of Colitis
While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Colitis to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
In 6 months - 1 year
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This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
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