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Do i have colitis?

The past few days I've been experiencing pain and a burning sensation in the lower abdomen, it feels like an inflammation of the large intestine. I've never experienced this before. I had taken large doses of paracetamol the days be this started. Can paracetamol in high amounts cause colitis?

  1. Hi ,

    I'm so sorry for the symptoms you've been experiencing lately. Have you been diagnosed with Crohns or Ulcerative colitis before? We recommend reaching out to your primary care physician for a referral to a gastroenterologist, they can do some tests to determine what's causing your pain.

    We're thinking of you!
    Amanda ( Team Member)

    1. Thank you Amanda! I will go to my G. P. if it persists. I just read that iron supplements can cause gastrointestinal inflammation and I did take high dosages of iron supplements when this started so maybe that is the cause... Thank you again for your reply

      1. I hope you feel better soon. Keep us posted!

        Amanda ( Team Member)

      2. I have been thrown into a flare after taking iron before. It is quite possible but I definitely agree with Amanda. Go see your doc so they can run tests and you can get some answers. Feel better!

        Hugs, Elizabeth (team member)

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