Ilyas Memon, MD -  - Gastroenterologist

Ilyas Memon, MD

Gastroenterologist located in The Woodlands, TX & Conroe, TX

Colitis Specialist

Thousands of Americans suffer from colitis. Colitis can strike at any age and affects both men and women. Many patients with colitis in Texas have been treated by board-certified gastroenterologist Dr. Ilyas Memon, MD, well-known in the The Woodlands and Conroe areas for specializing in treating various types of colitis.

Colitis Q & A

by Ilyas Memon, MD

What is Colitis?

Colitis is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) characterized by inflammation of the lining of the colon and the onset of ulcers (open sores) that are filled with pus and mucus. The cause of colitis is unknown, although medical experts suggest that one possible cause is a malfunction of the immune system. Diet and stress can worsen symptoms of colitis. There also appears to be a link between heredity and colitis because the disease is more prevalent among people who have family members with colitis.

There are different types of colitis:

  • Crohn’s Disease – Affects any part of the digestive tract.
  • Left-Sided Colitis – Begins at the rectum and spreads to the splenic flexure (a bend in the colon near the spleen); causes abdominal pain in the left side of the abdomen.
  • Ischemic Colitis – Caused by reduced blood flow to the colon, typically due to blocked or narrowed blood vessels.
  • Pan-Ulcerative Colitis – Affects the entire colon.
  • Proctosigmoiditis – Affects the rectum and the sigmoid colon (lower portion of the rectum located right above the rectum).
  • Ulcerative Proctitis - Primarily affects the rectum.

What are the Symptoms?

Symptoms of colitis can range from mild to severe and may include:

  • Abdominal and/or rectal pain
  • Diarrhea with blood or pus
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Increased urge to defecate and/or inability to defecate despite urgency
  • Rectal bleeding and/or blood in the stool
  • Unexplained weight loss

Can it Be Treated and Cured?

At present, there is no known cure for colitis, and in some cases, it can lead to more serious, life-threatening conditions. However, proper treatment can significantly reduce symptoms and bring the disease into long-term remission. Patients with colitis in The Woodlands and Conroe, Texas area, should immediately schedule a consult with Dr. Ilyas Memon. Dr. Memon uses minimally invasive procedures to diagnose and treat colitis. The sooner you give his practice a call, the sooner you can be on the road to recovery.

Testimonials

Words from our patients

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    "I recently received a procedure from Dr. Memon. He took care of it very professionally and saved me from a potentially cancerous situation."

    C.B.
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    "The office staff were very friendly Dr. Memon saw me quickly and answered all my questions. I highly recommend him. Great overall visit."

    M.J.
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    "I must say that DR MEMON is one of the best doctor I have ever been. He is very knowledgeable, comforting and helpful."

    H.A.
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    "We were able to get into to see him very quickly. His staff were efficient and friendly. Dr. Memon is very knowledgeable and a great bedside manner. Highly recommended"

    K.G.
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