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Microscopic lymphocytic colitis

Microscopic lymphocytic colitis: Introduction

Microscopic lymphocytic colitis: Microscopic lymphocytic colitis refers to inflammation of the colon that is only visible when the colon's lining is examined under a microscope. The appearance of the inner colon lining in microscopic colitis is normal by visual inspection during colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Microscopic lymphocytic colitis is available below.

Symptoms of Microscopic lymphocytic colitis

Treatments for Microscopic lymphocytic colitis

  • Anti-diarrhea agents such as Imodium or Lomotil
  • Bismuth subsalicylate such as Pepto-Bismol
  • 5-ASA
  • Avoid NSAIDs
  • Observation - symptoms may resolve spontaneously
  • more treatments...»

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Causes of Microscopic lymphocytic colitis

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Misdiagnosis and Microscopic lymphocytic colitis

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be...read more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The digestive system...read more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria,...read more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. ...read more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal...read more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see symptoms of celiac...read more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, ...read more »

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Prognosis for Microscopic lymphocytic colitis

Prognosis for Microscopic lymphocytic colitis: The long term prognosis (course) of microscopic colitis is not clear. In approximately two-thirds of the patients with microscopic colitis, the diarrhea resolves spontaneously after several years. The remaining one-third of the patients experience persistent or intermittent diarrhea for many years

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