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What are ulcerative colitis symptoms?

What are ulcerative colitis symptoms?

Diarrhea: The most common symptoms include diarrhea, hematochezia (blood per rectum) and abdominal pain / cramps. Less common symptoms include constipation, tenesmus, fever, mucus per rectum and weight loss. ...Read more

Dr. Jonah Essers
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Ulcerative Colitis (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What are symptoms of ulcerative colitis?

Bloody diarrhea: Symptoms can vary widely. They can include bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping, weight loss, rectal urgency and generalized malaise. This can be a difficult diagnosis to make. You need a colonoscopy and biopsies to make the diagnosis. If you are having these symptoms please see your physician. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ulcerative colitis?

Abdominal pain: Multiple lose stools over 8 per day, bloody stools, joint pains, visual problems, skin ulcerations, weakness, loss of appetite, lethargy among many others. However these can also be symptoms of other diseases as well, so see your doctor and be sure to give all your symptoms along with the duration of symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of Ulcerative colitis?

What are the main symptoms of Ulcerative colitis?

Ulcerative colitis.: Typical symptoms include diarrhea with overt rectal bleed, abdominal pain. Some can present with nausea, weight loss, and fever. There are other associated symptoms and complications, but less frequent. ...Read more

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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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Do symptoms like ulcerative colitis go away quickly?

UC is long-term: Ulcerative colitis is a lifelong inflammatory disease of the lining of the large intestine and rectum, that may have systemic consequences, is often relapsing, and can lead to colon cancer. It is a disease that can be controlled with medicine, or eliminated by surgically removing the colon. Between flares of inflammation, the patient generally feels well without impairment of activity or diet. ...Read more

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What are some mild, early symptoms of ulcerative colitis?

What are some mild, early symptoms of ulcerative colitis?

Abdominal pain,: Fever, chills, nausea, poss vomiting but the main symptom is bloody mucousy frequent stools. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of flare ups due to ulcerative colitis?

What are the symptoms of flare ups due to ulcerative colitis?

Bloody BMs: Most common symptoms include bloody bm, abdominal pain, food intolerance / anorexia, and fever. It really depends on the severity of your flareup. ...Read more

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What are the odds of two unrelated women, living in the same household developing ulcerative colitis?

What are the odds of two unrelated women, living in the same household developing ulcerative colitis?

Hard to say: The annual incidence of ulcerative colitis (uc) varies from place to place in the world. Studies report the annual incidence to be anywhere from 0.5 cases per 100, 000 people to 25 per 100, 000 people.
Since uc has been linked to certain diets, meds, environmental exposures, etc., it would make sense that two women living together would be exposed to similar risk factors. Short answer: low odds. ...Read more

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Is there anyone that can tell me if uc davis helps treat ulcerative colitis for free I'm 21 female and had uc for 4 years?

Is there anyone that can tell me if uc davis helps treat ulcerative colitis for free I'm 21 female and had uc for 4 years?

No one: No one will treat uc for free, unless you are part of a clinical trial for a new treatment. If you can't afford the treatment or insurance, you need to sign up for medicaid. With the new affordable care act insurance requirement going into effect this year, you must buy insurance or get enrolled in a govt program. Uc requires frequent follow ups as well as tests and medications. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis?

See below: Ibd usually presents with lots of diarrhea (mucousy, bloody or just loose). Some have bad pain, cramping, nausea, wt loss etc. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of mild Ulcerative Colitis?

What are the signs and symptoms of mild Ulcerative Colitis?

Ulcerative Colitis: Common symptoms include bloody stools or diarrhea, lower abdominal pain, fevers. Anyone with blood in their stools should have it evaluated. Sometimes it's nothing serious, like a hemorrhoid or an anal fissure. But if you have ulcerative colitis (an autoimmune disease), you need to be followed by a GI specialist all your life, so find out for sure. ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms & cure for ulcerative colitis?

Please explain what are some symptoms & cure for ulcerative colitis?

Paleo diet: The best way to heal colitis is by completely stopping high carb foods (grains, lentils, potatoes based items). Avoid nightshades (peppers, tomatoes, eggs), milk protein since they cause inflammation

Healthy foods: fish, meats, vegetables, avocados, some saturated fat (butter, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. Take vitD3 10k IU/day, Probonix. You should feel a difference in 1-4 months. ...Read more

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My dad was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. Is there anything he can do to alleviate the symptoms?

Yes: There is good medical treatment available for ulcerative colites, the exact treatment depends on the severity, extend of intestines involved and the duration of his illness...This assessment and management is best determined by a gastroenterologist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have ulcerative colitis and my GI wants me to seea dermatologist. I have no symptoms and am in remission. Is this necessary?

I have ulcerative colitis and my GI wants me to seea dermatologist. I have no symptoms and am in remission. Is this necessary?

Maybe: Ibd (inflammatory bowel disease) may be associated with certain dermatological conditions. Also, if you're taking certain medications, there may be an increased risk for certain type of malignancies. I would assume your dr. Just being thorough but hopefully you have a good enough relationship that you can ask why the referral. ...Read more

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Does gluten free help ease ulcerative colitis symptoms?

Not likely...: Unfortunately a gluten-free diet will not likely cure or alleviate ulcerative colitis symptoms. Celiac disease or gluten sensitivity is a separate condition and responds to a gluten-free diet. Gluten is by no means an essential part of your diet, so if you would like to try a few weeks of avoidance and see how you feel it couldn't hurt. ...Read more

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Have ulcerative colitis from 8 years. Not much improvement from medication. Is it good to take aloevera gel to control the symptoms?

Yes: Yes, if it helps you and make you feel better, sorry you are suffering for 8 years from this terrible disease, make sure go go for regular colonoscopy examination, incidence of malignancy increases with time, some intractable cases even may need a total colectomy, follow your doctor (s) advise. ...Read more

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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

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Why do sugar/fried foods worsen my ulcerative colitis symptoms? Do they affect my flora? Do they irritate the colon lining? Specifically, why?

Why do sugar/fried foods worsen my ulcerative colitis symptoms? Do they affect my flora? Do they irritate the colon lining? Specifically, why?

Excellent question: sugar upsets your flora. Single most imp cause for ulc colitis is hidden food allergy. Aggravation of your symptoms is a marker for food allergy. Look for the cause. Please visit us at www. Ehacstl. Com to learn more about treating the cause of illness. If interested Please make an appointment. Also search for dr Majid Ali & bowel disease on YouTube to learn in detail real nature of ulc colitis ...Read more

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How can you distinguish between the symptoms of colon cancer and ulcerative colitis?

How can you distinguish between the symptoms of colon cancer and ulcerative colitis?

You can't always.: Symptoms for colon cancer and ulcerative colitis can be similar. These include weight loss, changes in bowel habits, diarrhea, and sometimes blood in the stool. The only way to rule out colon cancer is with a colonoscopy. If you have a diagnosis of ulcerative colitis, you are at a higher risk of getting colon cancer. So see a doctor for any of these symptoms! ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of IBD? (both ulcerative colitis and chrons) besides diarrhea

What are some symptoms of IBD? (both ulcerative colitis and chrons) besides diarrhea

IBD Symptoms: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can be associated with abdominal pain, lack of appetite, diarrhea, bloody bowel movements, "gas", weight loss, pale skin. There are other symptoms, too. ...Read more

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Experiencing sharp, intermittent, burning pains in lower abdomen. Past history of ulcerative colitis, no current symptoms, no flare-up in 10 yrs.?

Ulcerative colitis: Low abdominal pain could be from many different causes but in a patient with a history of uc i'd certainly be concerned about a flare-up. When's the last time you had a colonoscopy? It's probably time to see you gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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No bowel movement for 3 weeks. Was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis back in 2002 but had no symptoms for the past 7 years. Could this be connected?

No bowel movement for 3 weeks. Was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis back in 2002 but had no symptoms for the past 7 years. Could this be connected?

Constipation: Time to go see your gp, especially any time you notice a persistent change in your bowel habits. Going w/o bowel movement for 3wks isn't healthy & suggests possible obstruction or impaction, which could be related to inflammatory bowel disease. If you have any abdominal pain, don't wait for monday. Go directly to your nearest a&e. ...Read more

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Signs and symptoms of mild ulcerative colitis? I know bloody, mucus stools and abdominal pain are symptoms. Are these symptoms present in mild disease?

Signs and symptoms of mild ulcerative colitis? I know bloody, mucus stools and abdominal pain are symptoms. Are these symptoms present in mild disease?

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 many other possibilities to consider that present with the symptoms you describe. Please see your doctor now. ...Read more

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/18 yr old female was on 50-2mg per day since 7/10 off now been 2 wks. Has red spots on legs spots are swollen. Any ideas treated for ulcerative colitis with meds

Erythema nodosum: This sounds like erythema nodosum, which is a skin condition associated with uc. You need to start by showing this to your gastroenterologist. They may try to manage this on their own or may refer to a dermatologist. The best way to manage this is to increase or change your uc meds. However you really need to involve your docs! ...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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