Table of Contents
- Colitis facts
- What is colitis?
- What is colitis? (Continued)
- What are the causes (types) of colitis?
- Infectious colitis
- Ischemic colitis
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Microscopic colitis
- Allergic colitis in infants
- What are the symptoms of colitis?
- When should I contact my doctor about colitis?
- How is colitis diagnosed?
- How is colitis diagnosed? (Part 2)
- How is colitis diagnosed? (Part 3)
- How is colitis diagnosed? (Part 4)
- How is colitis treated?
- What is the prognosis for a patient with colitis?
What is colitis?
Colitis is inflammation of the inner lining of the colon and can be associated withdiarrhea, abdominal pain, bloating, and blood in the stool. This inflammation may be due to a variety of reasons, including the following:
- loss of blood supply to the colon,
- inflammatory bowel disease, and
- invasion of the colon wall with lymphocytic white blood cells or collagen. Continue Reading
2/15Reviewed on 2/4/2015