Hi..I am a 51 year old female. I was hospitalized with my first and only bout with ischemic colitis 6 weeks ago. I was severely anemic but didn't know it. After several transfusions and a week in the hospital ruling out other things a colonoscopy confirmed ischemic colitis. I was sent home with 2 antibiotics to take for 2 weeks and stay on a low residue diet along with iorn twice a day to build up blood count. It's now been 6 weeks and I still have slight pain on my left side...no more bleeding or loose stools though. I went yesterday for a second colonoscopy to see if it's healed and was told there is still inflamation and a small amount of davaticulitis. his advise is to stay on the low residue diet and see him in 2 weeks...my question... Is it common for this to take so long to heal? Should I be put back on antibiotics? What can I expect from this condition?