ColoProctology Associates & nasaHernia
Marcus M. Aquino, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Colon and Rectal Surgeon & Hernia Surgeon located in Galveston Bay Area, Seabrook, TX
Colitis is a chronic condition that occurs when your colon/rectum becomes inflamed. Because colitis requires medical and sometimes surgical care, board-certified surgeon Marcus Aquino, MD, FACS, FASCRS, provides expert diagnostic testing and treatments at ColoProctology Associates & nasaHernia in Seabrook, Texas. If you’re struggling with colitis, book an evaluation online today. You can also call to schedule an appointment over the phone.
What is colitis?
Colitis (and Proctitis) basically means inflammation of your colon and/or rectum. There are many reasons why this may happen, but the most important in this discussion is of the type that is related to your immune system attacking the bowel.
How do I know if I have it?
You will have abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea, usually with mucus mixed in. (think blowing your nose in the commode when you have an upper respiratory infection).
Is it related to cancer?
Yes. This connection gets stronger the longer you have suffered with colitis.
How is it diagnosed?
Dr. Aquino will usually perform a colonoscopy where he takes biopsies to confirm the diagnosis. This will also show how severe the condition is. In addition, he will order stool and blood tests and on occasion, specialized X-Rays.
How is it treated?
Most of the time the inflammation will respond to oral medicines. Initially, medication enemas may be prescribed. If the medications fail to work, Dr. Aquino will consider surgery.
With the help of board certified surgeon, Marcus Aquino, MD, FACS, FASCRS, you can undergo effective correction of this problem at ColoProctology Associates & nasaHernia in Seabrook Texas.
ColoProctology Associates & nasaHernia provides comprehensive care for all forms of colitis regardless of whether your symptoms are minor or severe. Use the online booking tool or call the office to book your evaluation today.
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