What is colitis??

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   Posted 3/19/2008 1:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I was diagonsed at 18, with Colitis..
I still don't know what it is....
What causes it??
What is it??
Is there a diet we are suppose to follow??
I had some polyps removed a year ago... ( I still bleed)
Is that part of it??

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   Posted 3/19/2008 2:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi! Do you know if you have Ulcerative Colitis or Colitis? Polyp removal should not, to my knowledge, after a year cause bleeding.
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   Posted 3/19/2008 2:42 PM (GMT -6)   

I was told it was just Colitis...

Whats is the difference?? Between Ulcerative Colitis and Colitis??

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   Posted 3/19/2008 4:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease which is in the same category as Crohns disease. There are ulcers (sores) in the large intestine and is a life long chronic illness that has remission and flares. Colitis refers to inflammation in the colon with no ulcers. With the right medication and/or diet, colitis can go away in time.
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   Posted 3/19/2008 5:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Colitis is inflammation in the colon from either crohns disease (crohns-colitis) or ulcerative colitis....

"col"=colon, "itis"=inflammation.

You should know which type of colitis you have, I hate it when docs are not specific with patients.

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