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Can a person bleed to death with colitis?

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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Colitis and death: Colitis - inflammation of the colon - can be caused by many different things including ischemea (inadequate blood supply). Rarely this cause leads to severe bleeding and sudden death. Infections, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease can cause many symptoms but rarely result direclty in death (uc is associated with cancer, however). Bleeding can occur without colitis and this can (rarely) be fatal.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan commented
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
No amount of bleeding is normal. Get it checked out thoroughly!!
Oct 30, 2011

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