Notice: Users may be experiencing issues with displaying some pages on stanfordhealthcare.org. We are working closely with our technical teams to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience.
Even if other treatments have failed to relieve your symptoms, our experts may be able to help you feel better. Using research to offer advanced therapies, we develop personalized treatment plans for each patient. Learn more about clinical trials.
Microscopic colitis treatments available at Stanford Health Care include:
Medications: We may use a combination of medications to relieve symptoms and help your intestines heal. We also look to see if any medications you are currently taking are causing your symptoms.
Medical nutrition therapy: You may need to go on a special microscopic colitis diet, which may mean staying away from grains, dairy and certain sweeteners. With the help of a nutritionist specializing in gastrointestinal disorders, we help you find foods you can eat and offer support to help you stay on track. Learn more about GI Nutrition Services.
Surgery: Although extremely rare, some people with microscopic colitis need surgery to remove diseased segments of their intestines (resection). Surgery does not cure microscopic colitis, but it can help relieve your symptoms.