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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is ulcerative colitis?

An inflammatory condition of the large intestine that damages the gut wall. The exact cause is not well known.

Symptoms of ulcerative colitis

  • Blood in stool

  • Passing out blood from the anus

  • Abnormal stool color

  • Abdominal pain

  • Abnormal stool shape or consistency

  • Passing loose stools when there is abdominal pain

  • Pass motion more frequently when there is abdominal pain

  • Abdominal pain which improves after passing stool

Questions your doctor may ask to check for ulcerative colitis

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose ulcerative colitis

  • Is there blood in your stool?

  • Are you passing out blood from the anus?

  • Is the color of your stool abnormal?

  • Do you have abdominal pain (stomach ache)?

  • Is the shape or consistency of your stool abnormal?

Treatment for ulcerative colitis

Treatment consists of medications to reduce inflammation and suppress the immune system. Lifestyle changes like a modified, nutritious diet will also be helpful. In severe cases, hospitalization for intravenous "drip" hydration, and surgery to remove part of the large intestine may be needed.

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