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Causes for slightly inflamed colon
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Causes for slightly inflamed colon

Every morning I have several (as many as four to seven, sometimes less, sometimes more) bowel movements that start out sort of normal, but then go into dirrhea.  This can go on all morning and sometimes after I eat lunch.  There is no pain associated with it and usually no nausea.  The only time nausea is involved, is if I haven't eaten.  I have been diagnosed with slightly inflamed colon.  This was determined by a colonoscopy.  I was told to take immodium, but this just seems to be a bandaid and not a solution.  I do drink alcohol almost everyday...sometimes just a few and sometimes more.  Could this be the problem?  I am a 51-year-old female.
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Hi,
Inflammed colon indicates colitis.
Colitis can occur due to infection, IBD, ( common causes).
If this is your first episode and is of short duration, you may consider taking a course of antibiotics. Probiotics supplements along with it would be helpful.
If there is no improvement and inflamed colon persists, biopsy may be done to diagnose the underlying condition.
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