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Dr. Jonah Essers
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Ulcerative Colitis (Overview)

An inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes long-lasting inflammation in part of your digestive tract. Ulcerative colitis usually affects only the innermost lining of your large intestine (colon) and rectum.There's no known cure for ulcerative colitis, but therapies are available that may dramatically reduce the signs and symptoms.


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Can ulcerative colitis cause body pain can you have both constipation and diarrhea?How long does it take ulcerative colitis to develop?

Can ulcerative colitis cause body pain can you have both constipation and diarrhea?How long does it take ulcerative colitis to develop?

Possibly IBS: Symptoms sound more like irritable bowel syndrome, functional disorder of colon. Symptoms:abdominal pain or cramping, bloated feeling, gas (flatulence), diarrhea or constipation, sometimes even alternating bouts of constipation and diarrhea. 60% of persons with ibs also suffer from fibromyalgia syndrome, cause of body pain.As many as 70% of fms patients have reported experiencing symptoms of ibs. ...Read more

Dr. Jonah Essers
531 doctors shared insights

Ulcerative Colitis (Overview)

An inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes long-lasting inflammation in part of your digestive tract. Ulcerative colitis usually affects only the innermost lining of your large intestine (colon) and rectum.There's no known cure for ulcerative colitis, but therapies are available that may dramatically reduce the signs and symptoms.


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Is a bloody stool always a symptom of Crohn's and ulcerative colitis?

Is a bloody stool always a symptom of Crohn's and ulcerative colitis?

No: Bloody stool can be from many different processes and crohn's / uc can present with symptoms other than blood stools. ...Read more

Dr. Paul Harper Dr. Harper
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Ulcerative colitis (Tip)

You need to keep following up to try to prevent cancer. ...See more

Dr. Andrew Seibert Dr. Seibert
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Living with Ulcerative Colitis (Checklist)

See your gastroenterologist
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Follow recommended therapy closely
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Follow through with recommended cancer screening
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What are the typical symptoms of ulcerative colitis?

What are the typical symptoms of ulcerative colitis?

Diarrhea, bloody: Bloody diarrhea is the hallmark of ulcerative colitis, but sometimes multiple loose stools can occur with or without blood. Those affected often have weight loss or failure to thrive. Abdominal pain may occur. Extraintestinal symptoms include eye and joint disorders, and rarely, biliary disease. ...Read more

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Is dark maroon bloody diaherra a sign of ulcerative colitis?

Not necessarily: It's a sign of bleeding somewhere in the intestine, usually upper intestine/stomach if its dark red blood. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Kuhnke Dr. Kuhnke
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Ulcerative colitis (Tip)

Eat right, get adequate rest, take your meds, and have your regular exams. Minimize alcohol. ...See more

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I have ulcerative colitis and medication isn't working. Is there anything else I can do to feel better?

I have ulcerative colitis and medication isn't working.  Is there anything else I can do to feel better?

See a surgeon: If you are not responding to medication you may want to consider seeing a colorectal surgeon to discuss colectomy. Removal of the colon is curative in ulcerative colitis. It is however major surgery, and should be discussed at length with an experienced colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed?Ulcerative colitis, recent results show , (total)protein 8.7, serum albumin , 3.9, serum globulin 4.8. Should i be worried?

I was diagnosed?Ulcerative colitis, recent results show , (total)protein 8.7, serum albumin , 3.9, serum globulin 4.8. Should i be worried?

Labs, no; U.C., yes: The lab results you mentioned are not worrisome. However, the diagnosis of ulcerative colitis (uc) is significant & will impact your health for the long-term. To address uc, maintain excellent rapport with your GI doctor & report flares, take the medications he gives you, follow his advice regarding tobacco, diet, & to avoid Aspirin & nsaid's, &get regular colonoscopies for dysplasia surveillance. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Colitis (Definition)

Inflammation or infection of ...Read more