Ischemic colitis is the most common form of intestinal ischemia. It manifests as a spectrum of injury from transient self-limited ischemia involving the mucosa and submucosa to acute fulminant ischemia with transmural infarction that may progress to necrosis and death. Although there are a variety of causes, the most common mechanism is an acute, self-limited compromise in intestinal blood flow.
Usually, the person experiences abdominal pain. The pain is felt more often on the left side, but it can occur anywhere in the abdomen. The person frequently passes loose stools that are often accompanied by dark red clots. Sometimes bright red blood is passed without stool. Low-grade fevers (usually below 100° F [37.7° C]) are common.Some other symptoms include:Sudden or gradual pain in Belly area, A feeling of urgency to move your bowels, Diarrhea, vomiting, Nausea
Some drugs may impair memory, especially in the elderly. Examples of these drugs are Valium, Ativan, Benadryl, Tylenol PM and Advil PM that contain Benadryl, Cogentin and many others. A careful assessment of medications is essential.Other potential causes for memory impairment, such as vitamin deficiencies or thyroid disease, may be discovered and treated in the evaluation.
There's no sure approach to prevent the disorder as the cause of ischemic colitis isn't always clear. Patients with IC recover quickly and may never have another episode.To avoid repetitive scenes of ischemic colitis, it is ideal eliminate medications that might cause ischemic colitis. He or she may also test for clotting abnormalities.