Ischemic Colitis

About- Ischemic colitis is the inflammation and injury of the large intestine or colon occurs due to inadequate blood supply through the narrowed or blocked blood vessels 
 
Symptoms-
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Abdominal Pain and tenderness
  • Blood in the stool
  • Bowel movement urgency
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea and vomiting
 
Causes-
  • A blood clot in an artery or in a vein
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Bowel obstruction caused by a hernia, scar tissue or a tumor
  • Certain medications
  • Chronic constipation
  • Colon cancer
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Coronary artery disease (CAD)
  • Diabetes
  • Factor V Leiden
  • Heavy exercise
  • Low blood pressure
  • Lupus
  • Peripheral vascular disease (PVD)
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Surgery involving the heart or blood vessels, or the digestive or gynecological systems
  • Use of cocaine or methamphetamine
  • Vasculitis
 
Specialist to visit
Gastroenterologist

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References
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com
https://www.webmd.com

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