Colitis mean inflammation in the colon...it can be due to crohn's which can affect the entire GI tract from mouth to anus, or ulcerative colitis which affects mainly the colon/rectum.
Chances are he means you have crohn's colitis (as do I), I wish docs would explain things better to their patients rather than confuse them more.
A patient can have BOTH crohn's and ulcerative colitis according to what my GI (a lead researcher in IBD) but it's quite rare, around 2% of IBD patients are considered to have both (personally I think it's more of a case of misdiagnosis rather than both, although they do refer to an IBD patient that they are not sure about
as having "indeterminate colitis".)
For your piece of mind, they do use the same meds to treat crohn's colitis as they do for ulcerative colitis.
bee propolis caps 500mg one cap twice/day
omegas 369 caps one cap twice/day
probiotics 10 billion cfu once/day
vitamins C-calcium ascorbate (easy on the gut) and vitamin A each once/day
Prodiem fibre supplement one cap before bed
I've also altered my diet (no junky stuff at all, processed, fast-foods, refined sugars, ect) and exercise regularly.
I went from 30+ bloody BM's/day with lots of lower back pain to an average of 5/day no bleeding no back pain and completely formed stools, still have severe urgency issues.
~~~~~~~~My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)~~~~~~~~