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How much time colitis takes to heal.Is there chance of stomach cancer?How to detect.I am 19 year
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1974283 tn?1425609124
First of all, RELAX. Coltis, crohn's, IBS, whatever it is.. Stress does not help!

Like the doc said, it depend what kind it is. If you have had it for a long time, well, there's a big chance you are going to continue to deal with it for a while. So.. WELCOME TO THE CLUB!

I know it *****. I'm 19, too! I recently has an ileostomy done. Fixed me up pretty good if I may say so myself :) I suffered for about 8-9 years where I was in the washroom 30-40 times a day. Been on all the medications. Was hospitalized multiples. Fought surgery for 5 years. Went on medication trials for the disease. Biweekly blood work. The whole ten yards. I had to drop out of school. I moved closer to my specialist. I gave up everything. I expected to be sick my entire life, but I had surgery in September of 2013 and I have never felt better.

If you have not seen a doctor about this problem you are having, I ould consider finding a way to do so. You probably should get blood work done to check your vitamins and iron, to check out your immune system and to really pin down what is going on. You can't just say, "Hey, I have colitis. I have never seen a doctor!" because it could be an infection, it could be celiacs, or some type of allergy. You could be like me and have an autoimmune disease where the condition starts to effect your mouth, your joints, your muscles, and your every day life.

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351246 tn?1379682132
Colitis can be a chronic recurring condition. To treat colitis, you have to find the cause first. It may be an inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, IBS etc), or ischemic colitis, infectious colitis, autoimmune colitis, microscopic colitis or allergic colitis. The treatment thus includes antibiotics, corticosteroids, immune modulators, surgery, diet modification etc depending on the type of colitis. For diet modification, you can identify the triggers by logging in your food and symptoms and correlating them. At your age the chances of cancer are minimal. However, please consult your doctor regarding this as colitis needs to be treated. Take care!

The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history. Hence this reply to your post should only be considered as a guiding line and you must consult your doctor at the earliest for your medical problem.
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