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What might your doctor ask you to do to help diagnose microscopic colitis?

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To help diagnose microscopic colitis, your doctor may ask you to get a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy. Both procedures use a tube with a camera on it to look at the colon.

During the procedure, your doctor collects tissue samples to check for signs of microscopic colitis.

From: What Is Microscopic Colitis? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "Microscopic Colitis."

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC): "Collagenous Colitis and Lymphocytic Colitis," "Microscopic Colitis: Collagenous Colitis and Lymphocytic Colitis."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on August 22, 2017

SOURCES:

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "Microscopic Colitis."

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC): "Collagenous Colitis and Lymphocytic Colitis," "Microscopic Colitis: Collagenous Colitis and Lymphocytic Colitis."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on August 22, 2017

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