Ischemic colitis usually gets better on its own within two to three days. In more-severe cases, complications can include:

  • Tissue death (gangrene) resulting from diminished blood flow
  • Hole (perforation) in your intestine, or persistent bleeding
  • Bowel inflammation (segmented ulcerating colitis)
  • Bowel obstruction (ischemic stricture)
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