Patient Comments: Colitis - Diagnosis

How was your case of colitis diagnosed?

Comment from: Julia, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 22

My colitis was diagnosed via colonoscopy and biopsy.

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Comment from: eddie, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: March 24

I had numerous trips to the emergency room with pain in stomach, dizziness, sweating, and weakness. They never diagnosed what was really wrong. Last time I had very severe, diarrhea, pain, dizziness, weakness, etc. After 9 days in hospital I was diagnosed with ischemic colitis. I was told I would have to have stent put in groin area eventually, they said it is like a heart attack in the groin. I am very ill. Now I am having pains in legs and back. I wonder if this could be from the colitis. It is scary, I am always afraid I will not wake up in the morning.

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Comment from: Jane, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 05

I had a colonoscopy, and the doctor took a biopsy. The diagnosis was microscopic colitis.

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Comment from: Giraffe, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: March 31

Twelve years ago I had 12" of colon removed because of diverticulitis. Now I have had diarrhea for 3 months. I had colonoscopy and endoscopy by gastrointestinal doctor. He put me on Lialda ($45.00} and Imodium; no help yet. He took me off Lialda temporarily. I am now on Entocort (3 ea. a.m.). They are samples. I cannot afford to fill another prescription. Hope it works for now. If not, I will go back on Lialda. He took me off omeprazole which I took for atrial fibrillation. He said it could cause diarrhea. I also went off pramipexole for restless legs, for same reason. I am 83 and have mild Parkinson"s for 9 years.

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Comment from: Hungryy, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 28

My colitis was diagnosed with colonoscopy, endoscopy and biopsy of tissue.

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