Colitis - Symptoms and Signs

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Published: March 21

I had pain in my lower left side for about 4 to 5 days and ended up having a CT, which showed colitis of the descending colon/sigmoid junction. I went on antibiotics and it came right, I still had a few sharp stabbing pains but nothing like it was. Couple weeks later I had a colonoscopy done and it showed up I have had diverticulitis. I am 26 and it just goes to show young people can have diverticulitis. I have more fiber in my diet and having diverticular disease doesn’t affect me at all now. It was a good outcome for my colitis..

Published: April 19

My mother-in-law is suffering from colitis. But the doctor has not told us which type this is. Symptoms are pain in the left side of stomach, and she is suffering from some digestive problems. There is not visible blood flow in stool. Sometimes she has constipation. She has diabetes and high cholesterol. Sometimes she cannot bear the pain..