i'm new to this forum so pls bear with me. is colitis the same thing as crohns? i recently spent 6 days in hospital as i had a bout of severe pain (on right side) that felt like someone was stabbing me. also with that came a high fever, chills, and uncontrollable shaking. (i should mention at this point that i already get fairly severe pain from my liver as i'm end-stage cirrohsis/liver failure due to chronic hep c), but i know that pain and this was not my liver. this excruiating pain was coming from below my liver. the emerg doc admitted me after running a battery of tests saying that he thought it was colitis due to a bacterial infection. after treating me with alot of strong antibiotics, i was released and the doc said "be thankful you don't have colitis" when i got home and was looking at the discharge papers they diagnosed it as colitis. now i'm confused. my g.p. said i do have colitis, just not the auto immune type??View Thread
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