Ileitis in New Orleans, LA

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Ileitis is a condition characterized by inflammation or irritation in the ileum, which is the end of the small bowel where it joins one's large intestine. Symptoms of ileitis may include those listed below:

  • Cramping or pain in the abdomen, or fistulas (unusual channels that develop from one part to another of the intestine)
  • Weight loss
  • Diarrhea

Ileitis may be due to several conditions, though Crohn's disease is the most common. Alternate culprits can include infections, side effects of NSAIDs, ischemia, and atypical growths. Should you require care for ileitis in New Orleans, LA assistance is close at hand. Get the care you deserve by connecting with a GI specialist at your nearest Metropolitan Gastroenterology Associates location as soon as possible.

Identifying the root cause of ileitis is of the utmost importance in efficiently managing this gastrointestinal concern as well as assisting your specialist in selecting the ideal treatment strategy. Your GI provider will review your medical background and carry out a thorough physical exam. A set of tests might be ordered as well to verify the diagnosis which could include 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.

Based on the results of the diagnostic evaluations, your provider may treat and manage your ileitis through medications including antibiotics, corticosteroids, antidiarrheal, and/or immunosuppressant medications, as well as dietary supplements to reduce inflammation and manage related symptoms. A surgical procedure might be considered if symptoms are not managed via medications or if complications develop. Surgery may be performed to remove a damaged portion and remedy intestinal bleeding. It is important to follow healthy lifestyle habits, get regular exercise, eat well, and quit or avoid smoking.

To hear more regarding the treatments for ileitis in New Orleans, LA, contact us to request a consultation with one of our local gastroenterology providers.

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You do not have to deal with the swelling and pain that accompanies ileitis for the rest of your life. To learn more about treatment options for ileitis in New Orleans, LA and the lifestyle improvements that you can make to help yourself recover, reach out to our team of expert gastroenterology providers as soon as possible. Please contact a Metropolitan Gastroenterology Associates location in your community to request an appointment.

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