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Ulcerative colitis signs

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katherine Caldwell
General Practice 17 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 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Bad sign: Could be anywhere in the GI tract but usually this is lower gi-. Much upper GI stomach turns black as it passes. Most rectal or anal is bright red. ... Read More
Dr. Daniel Reichenbach
General Surgery 22 years experience
Not necessarily: It's a sign of bleeding somewhere in the intestine, usually upper intestine/stomach if its dark red blood. See your doctor.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonah Essers
Pediatric Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Not likely: If the colonoscopy and biopsies all looked normal, you likely do not have ulcerative colitis.
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 35 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
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 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
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sherer
Anesthesiology 37 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.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonah Essers
Pediatric Gastroenterology 18 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
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 19 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
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 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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