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Several years of exposure to low levels of carbon monoxide

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 2, 2007
  • 04:27 AM

I just discovered two weeks ago that I have been exposed to low levels of CO in my home and I was just diagnosed with microscopic colitis via a colonoscopy I had last week.

I am trying to find out if the CO might have caused the colitis because as soon as I removed the CO I stopped having colitis(so far) and if I park in an underground garage where according to my CO meter the CO goes up to 30+ppm I immediately get intestinal contractions which will lead to loose stools soon.

My G.I. Dr. says there is no connection between the CO exposure and the colitis, but I understand that most docs don't really know much about CO poisoning.

Does anyone who might read this think there could be a connection between the two?

Also, I rarely have watery diarrhea, just rather loose stools, and yet the symptom of colitis is watery diarrhea. Does this mean my colitis is less severe or what?

Thanks for any info or referrals

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