Ileitis in Little Rock, AR

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Ileitis is a GI problem presenting with irritation or inflammation in the ileum, the last part of one's small bowel where it joins one's large intestine. Associated effects of ileitis might encompass any of the following:

  • Diarrhea
  • Unplanned loss of weight
  • Cramping or aching in the abdomen, as well as fistulas (unusual tubes that develop between parts of one's intestine)

Ileitis may be a result of numerous diseases, though Crohn's disease is the most common. Alternate causes can be infections, side effects of NSAIDs, ischemia, and abnormal growths. If you require treatment for ileitis in Little Rock, AR, help is close at hand. Receive the care you need by reaching out to a gastrointestinal provider at your area GastroArkansas location as soon as possible.

Determining the cause of ileitis is vital to efficiently manage this gastrointestinal condition as well as to the treatment plan selected by your gastrointestinal provider. Your specialist will review your medical background and perform a thorough physical examination. A set of assessments could be ordered as well, to verify the diagnosis which might incorporate stool analysis, X-rays, barium X-rays of the small intestine, CT scan, colonoscopy (narrow lighted tube is inserted into the anus for a close examination), and biopsy.

Should you feel that ileitis could be causing you pain, contact GastroArkansas to schedule a consultation with a gastroenterology provider who can provide you with a proper plan for treatment.

Depending upon the results of the diagnostic tests, ileitis may be treated through medications including antibiotics, corticosteroids, anti-inflammatories, antidiarrheal and immune-suppressing medications, as well as supplements to decrease swelling and manage associated symptoms. Surgical intervention will be considered if symptoms are not controlled by medications or in the event that complications develop. A surgical procedure may be employed to excise a diseased section, and remedy blockages, intestinal bleeding, and perforations in the intestine. You need to incorporate healthy habits, exercise regularly, consume healthy foods and quit or avoid smoking. To learn more regarding treatment for ileitis in Little Rock, AR, call to reserve a consultation with one of our GI specialists.

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You shouldn't have to suffer from inflammation and lack of comfort for the rest of your life. To find out more regarding treatment for ileitis in Little Rock, AR, and the lifestyle modifications that are possible to help yourself recover, contact our group of gastroenterology providers at your earliest convenience. Please contact GastroArkansas to coordinate a time for a consultation.

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