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Colitis is an inflammation of the lining of the colon. There are a number of causes, including infection and an overactive immune system. Often, you have stomach pain and diarrhea. Getting the right diagnosis is critical to managing your symptoms.
Abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, and exhaustion are some of the symptoms of Crohn’s Disease. Crohn’s is an inflammation of the intestines. It’s a chronic disease but diagnosing it early and reducing the inflammation can reduce symptoms and even prevent complications and slow progression of the disease.
Microscopic colitis is caused by inflammation of the large intestine. It is believed to be caused by an overly aggressive immune response to certain triggers.
Irritable bowel syndrome may cause other issues for you like hemorrhoids, mood changes, and pelvic pain. Medication, therapy, and lifestyle changes can reduce symptoms.
Irritable bowel syndrome can be caused by stress, dietary changes, and even traveling. Preventing and treating the attacks involves exercise, eating a bland diet, and medication.
Living with the symptoms of IBS, like repeated bouts of diarrhea and pain, can affect your quality of life, activities, and relationship. But certain strategies and therapies can help.
There are several types of foods that can trigger IBS symptoms, so limiting or eliminating them can reduce the number of attacks you have. Dairy, high-fat foods, wheat, and caffeine are some of the foods that people with IBS say triggers their symptoms.
If you have frequent diarrhea or constipation, you may have IBS. Learn about the symptoms of each type and next steps for treating your IBS.
Several types of infections can make your colon hurt, such as food poisoning and COVID-19. Other causes include lactose intolerance, irritable bowel disease, and diverticulitis.
Meckel’s diverticulum is a sac or pouch in the lower part of the small intestine. It comes from the left over tissue of the umbilical cord of a fetus. It's usually diagnosed in children. It may not ever cause any problems, but it can also cause rectal bleeding or intestinal blockage in children.
Celiac disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that causes inflammation in your gut. Eating gluten, a protein in wheat, rye, and barley, triggers your immune system to attack your own intestines, causing diarrhea, pain, and weight loss.
The walls of your large intestine can become weak in certain spots. A poor diet and not enough exercise can cause weak spots in your intestine. Eventually, small pouches, called diverticula, form. When this happens, you have diverticulosis. It is very common in older adults.