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Ulcerative colitis signs

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katherine Caldwell
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Ulcerative Colitis: Common symptoms include bloody stools or diarrhea, lower abdominal pain, fevers. Anyone with blood in their stools should have it evaluated. Sometimes... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonah Essers
Pediatric Gastroenterology 20 years experience
Not likely: If the colonoscopy and biopsies all looked normal, you likely do not have ulcerative colitis.
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Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Unlikely: if no signs of crohn's disease was seen on colonoscopy, then it means there was no inflammation seen. Ulcerative colitis would have been seen on colon... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 41 years experience
They can be, but...: ...unless you get tested & appropriately treated there's no diagnosis. At this point, while ulcerative colitis is in the differential, there are m... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sherer
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Anesthesiology 39 years experience
You can have disease that is not apparent to the naked eye. It may be microscopic in nature and too early to cause a change in your blood work.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 47 years experience
Inflammatory : Condition of unknown cause that causes cramps, diarrhea sometimes bloody, and GI absorption problems. Treatment requires anti-inflammatory drugs and ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 34 years experience
Management/surgery: Ulcerative colitis can be managed medically. It is a lot of work focusing on normalizing bowel movements (2 soft daily), avoiding irritants (they vary... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonah Essers
Pediatric Gastroenterology 20 years experience
Medications: The best way to deal with the symptoms of UC (abdominal pain, diarrhea, poor appetite, bloody stools) is to take UC medications that decrease the inf... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Diarrhea: The most common symptoms include diarrhea, hematochezia (blood per rectum) and abdominal pain / cramps. Less common symptoms include constipation, te... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Symptoms and : Via colonoscopy. Biopsies will be taken during the procedure and interpretation by a pathologist and may show characteristics of ulcerative colitis. ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis can be relatively easy to diagnose because it normally affects only the colon and rectum and usually causes an obvious change in d... Read More
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