Colitis, as the name indicates, is the inflammation of tissues lining the colon.

It can be associated with bloating, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Find Out More About Colitis

What are the types of Colitis?

The different types of colitis include the following:

  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Ischemic colitis
  • Infectious colitis
  • Microscopic colitis
  • Chemical colitis
  • Medication caused colitis

What are the SIGNS and SYMPTOMS of colitis?

Patients having any type of colitis, develop following common characteristic signs and symptoms:

  • abdominal pain
  • cramping
  • bloating
  • diarrhea
  • bloody diarrhea
  • fever
  • chills
  • fatigue
  • malaise
  • dehydration
  • mouth ulcers
  • joint swelling
  • skin inflammation

There are a number of causes contributing to the development of colitis.

The common causes include:

  • Infections
  • Loss of blood supply to the gut
  • Chronic diseases
  • Allergic reactions
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn's disease
  • Vascular diseases leading to loss of blood supply
  • All of these events trigger inflammatory responses which ultimately damage the lining of colon.

How do we DIAGNOSE colitis?

At NYC GASTROENTEROLOGY AND NUTRITION, we use the latest and the most reliable techniques for accurate diagnosis of the conditions such as colitis. DR OLINER WILL rule out all the other possible colon diseases and narrow down the diagnosis in following steps:

  • Complete medical history of the patient
  • Physical examination
  • Examination of stool and blood samples
  • Barium enema
  • Colonoscopy
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy

How to TREAT colitis?

Our medical professionals provide expert treatment of colitis with a following regime:

  • Diagnosis
  • Medications for inflammation
  • Antibiotics against infection
  • Diet and lifestyle modification

At NYC Gastroenterology and Nutrition, our expert gastroenterologist, Dr. Oliner,  can help you with diagnosis and treatment of Colitis in the most effective and expert way. If you would like to book an appointment, you can call us at 646-957-2989 or book an appointment online.