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What are the symptoms of ischemic colitis?

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Along with the bloody diarrhea, you’re most likely to feel pain on your left side. But you could feel pain on your right side as well. That can be a sign the condition is more serious. The artery feeding that side of your colon also feeds part of the small intestine. A blockage there can quickly damage or kill tissue. You need to head to the ER or call 911.

SOURCES:

Brandt, L. , January 2015. The American Journal of Gastroenterology

Elder, K. , July 2009. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine

Mount Sinai Hospital: "Ischemic Bowel Disease."

The Mayo Clinic: "Ischemic Colitis."

Lawrence J. Brandt, MD, MACG, Professor of Medicine and Surgery Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Emeritus Chief, Division of Gastroenterology Montefiore Medical Center Bronx, NY.

Grames, C. , September 2012. Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine

Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: "Inflammatory Bowel Disease Fact Sheet."

American Cancer Society: "Health Risks of Smoking Tobacco."

Winchester Hospital: “Ischemic Bowel Disease.”

Medscape: “Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia Treatment & Management.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on July 11, 2019

SOURCES:

Brandt, L. , January 2015. The American Journal of Gastroenterology

Elder, K. , July 2009. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine

Mount Sinai Hospital: "Ischemic Bowel Disease."

The Mayo Clinic: "Ischemic Colitis."

Lawrence J. Brandt, MD, MACG, Professor of Medicine and Surgery Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Emeritus Chief, Division of Gastroenterology Montefiore Medical Center Bronx, NY.

Grames, C. , September 2012. Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine

Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: "Inflammatory Bowel Disease Fact Sheet."

American Cancer Society: "Health Risks of Smoking Tobacco."

Winchester Hospital: “Ischemic Bowel Disease.”

Medscape: “Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia Treatment & Management.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on July 11, 2019

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