What Is the Definition of Lymphocytic Colitis?

Q:
What is the definition of lymphocytic colitis?

A:
Lymphocytic colitis is a type of microscopic colitis, an inflammation of the colon leading to continuous watery diarrhea. If white blood cells increase in the colon, it can refer to lymphocytic colitis.

If you:

  • Have watery diarrhea for several days
  • Pain or cramps in the belly
  • Experience weight loss
  • Feel nausea

You need to see a doctor, although the disease may be better by itself. Diet change, medication and surgery consist of treatments for lymphcytic colitis.

Key word: lymphocytic colitis

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