Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up
Is Colitis a Permanent Disease?
usedtocook posted:
Just got home from a week in the hospital. I was told that with medication and the low residue diet my colitis would go away, but reading on WebMD it sounds like a permanent condition. Also, reading WedMD it sounds like it might be a result of my RA. Colitis warriors, your input and experience would be appreciated!
sheba_q responded:
It depends on which variety you have. Did the doctor say you have a specific type of colitis? Some doctors use the term generically to mean that you have inflammation in your large intestine.
miserable_sob responded:
In my case of ulcerative colitis, I've been stuck with it for 30 years and there's just no getting rid of it, same for Crohn's too. My colon is gone now but I'm still stuck with the last effects and struggle everyday.
An_258825 responded:
Sadly it is a chronic disease. You have to be on meds and get in remission if you don't want to be in the hospital. Find a good gastrointestinal doctor. If you've had this for 30 years how have you made it this far without being on meds? It never goes away and sneaks up on you like a ninja. In twenty years of having it I've only been hospitalized twice. Once because it kicked my a__ and I refused to give in until it was too late and #2 I forgot to take my Humira dose when I was supposed too and it messed me up.

Good luck,

Spotlight: Member Stories

I was diagnosed with UC in 2004 but by 2006 they figured out it was probably Crohn's. I've had symptoms since I was 10 or 11. I also have a g...More

Helpful Tips

Trips to ER
When I get out of the hospital this time, one of the first things I will do when I get home is to pack a small bag with toiletries for my ... More
Was this Helpful?
22 of 30 found this helpful

Related News

There was an error with this newsfeed

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.