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Colitis refers to the inflammation that can occur in the inner lining of the colon. Many times, this is associated with diarrhea, abdominal pain, bloating, or blood in your stool. This can be caused by an infection, a loss of blood supply to the colon, inflammatory bowel disease, or an allergic reaction.
Treatment options for acute colitis are varied and many specialists will try a non-surgical option before scheduling a person for a colectomy.
Additional treatments our providers may try to include, changing your diet and prescribing antibiotics to help fight infections.