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Microscopic Colitis: Symptoms & Treatment

About


Inflammation in the large intestines that cause watery diarrhea or cramping


About 2-3 people in every 10,000 may develop microscopic colitis every year[1]


- Requires testing to diagnose microscopic colitis
- Blood tests required to check for anemia
- Can get better on its own
- If symptoms last, change in diet might be required


Microscopic colitis is a type of inflammation of the large intestines that causes watery diarrhea and cramping. Microscopic examination necessary, because it is invisible to the naked eye; thus, the name microscopic colitis. It is painful and unpleasant, but very less as compared with other bowel diseases.


Ages affected- Mostly people in their 60’s get this because of their eating habits.


Symptoms


Self-diagnosable
Extremely watery bowel with diarrhea and cramping in the stomach are the reasons you need to see a doctor


People may experience
- Cramping in the stomach
- Water loss
- Nausea
- Fecal incontinence
- Dehydration


Treatment


Self-care: Change your eating habits and avoid medicines that irritate the colon lining.


Medications: You can take anti-diarrheal medicines or medicines that block bile acids and other compounds only on doctor’s prescription.


Specialists: When symptoms prolong, certain tests are required to be performed such as colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy in addition to stool sample analysis. We at mfine provide you online support and resolve your medical queries 24*7.

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