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Samantha Nazareth, MD (Gastroenterology)

Board-certified gastroenterologist. Experience managing gastrointestinal conditions (GERD, IBS, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s, celiac disease, NASH) within healthcare organizations (three ambulatory surgical centers, single-specialty practice, multi-specialty practice and solo practice).

Aiko Yoshioka, MD

Aiko Yoshioka, MD (Gastroenterology)

Dr. Yoshioka graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine. He worked as a gastroenterologist at Saiseikai Niigata Hospital and Niigata University Medical & Dental Hospital before serving as the Deputy Chief of Gastroenterology at Tsubame Rosai Hospital and Nagaoka Red Cross Hospital. Dr. Yoshioka joined Saitama Saiseikai Kawaguchi General Hospital as Chief of Gastroenterology in April 2018.

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  • Stool looks like raspberry jelly

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  • Mucus in stool

  • Poo looks like currant jelly

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What is Ulcerative Colitis?

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

Typical Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis

  • Blood in stool

  • Abnormal stool color

  • Feeling the need to pass motion even though nothing comes out

  • Passing out blood from the anus

  • Abnormal stool shape or consistency

  • Diagnosed with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

  • Diagnosed with Erythema nodosum in the past

  • Stomach pain or tummy ache in a specific place

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Ulcerative Colitis

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Do you have blood in your stool?

  • Is your stool color abnormal?

  • Do you frequently feel the need to have a bowel movement but can't?

  • Are you bleeding from the anus?

  • Is your stool shape or consistency abnormal?

Treatmentof Ulcerative Colitis

Treatment includes medications to reduce inflammation and suppress the immune system. Lifestyle changes like a modified diet and stress reduction may be helpful. In severe cases, hospitalization for intravenous hydration, and surgery to remove part of the large intestine may be needed.

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References

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Reviewed By:

Samantha Nazareth, MD

Samantha Nazareth, MD (Gastroenterology)

Board-certified gastroenterologist. Experience managing gastrointestinal conditions (GERD, IBS, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s, celiac disease, NASH) within healthcare organizations (three ambulatory surgical centers, single-specialty practice, multi-specialty practice and solo practice).

Aiko Yoshioka, MD

Aiko Yoshioka, MD (Gastroenterology)

Dr. Yoshioka graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine. He worked as a gastroenterologist at Saiseikai Niigata Hospital and Niigata University Medical & Dental Hospital before serving as the Deputy Chief of Gastroenterology at Tsubame Rosai Hospital and Nagaoka Red Cross Hospital. Dr. Yoshioka joined Saitama Saiseikai Kawaguchi General Hospital as Chief of Gastroenterology in April 2018.

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