Since the cause of ischemic colitis isn't always clear, there's no certain way to prevent the disorder. Most people who have ischemic colitis recover quickly and may never have another episode.

To prevent recurrent episodes of ischemic colitis, your doctor may recommend eliminating any medication that might cause ischemic colitis. He or she may also test for clotting abnormalities, especially if no other cause for ischemic colitis was apparent.

Oct. 13, 2015