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