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    Question about Microscopic Colitis
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    dani4082 posted:
    Was recently diagnosed with this at Jackson GI here in Pa after a colonoscopy. Went to my regular doctor today and he had one of those lightbulb moments.
    SO my question is this because I do not go back to my gastroenterologist for at least another month is it possible for microscopic colitis to negatively affect the absorption of Vitamin D as mine is very low and we have been treating it for several months with no real luck.
    Obviously I realize this question should be asked to a doctor in that field but I was hoping someone else might just be able to share any knowledge they have. And if a doctor does respond well then all the better. Thanks for any help any one can give.
     
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    sheba_q responded:
    There's a bit of a 'chicken vs egg' thing with digestive disorders and Vit D. They're known to go hand in hand but which one causes the other? Have you had any other vitamin / mineral levels tested? If you've been having regular diarrhea then you're probably low on other vitamins as well.
     
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    dani4082 replied to sheba_q's response:
    Well to be honest I am not sure if the doc checked any other vitamin levels. But the last blood work I had was April 21,2016 Vitamin D dropped from 27 to 20 and it took from last November till Jan to get to a 27 and from Jan until April it dropped again. My actual Calcium levels are good, sodium is good. I go back in 8 weeks for more blood work to recheck vitamin d levels again.
     
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    sheba_q replied to dani4082's response:
    Let's see if WebMD will let me reply this time (they were having technical issues last time I tried)...

    The big thing right now is to get your microscopic colitis under control. If that's acting up and you're having diarrhea on a regular basis, then your vitamin absorption is going to take a hit. Still a decent multivitamin would be a good idea.

    Know that if you take any kind of pill and have diarrhea within about an hour of taking it, then you've basically flushed away whatever you took.


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