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Is internal bleeding a common problem of ulcerative colitis?
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Dr. Jan Rakinic
Surgery - Colorectal
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Ulcerative colitis is often diagnosed when someone seeks medical advice for rectal bleeding.
However, internal bleeding usually implies bleeding into a body cavity, such as the abdomen or chest. This can be seen after surgery, and in unusual situations even when no surgery has occurred. However, it is rarely seen in uc in the absence of other complications.

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Ulcerative colitis is often diagnosed when someone seeks medical advice for rectal bleeding.
However, internal bleeding usually implies bleeding into a body cavity, such as the abdomen or chest. This can be seen after surgery, and in unusual situations even when no surgery has occurred. However, it is rarely seen in uc in the absence of other complications.
Dr. Jan Rakinic
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
True internal bleeding can occur from the ovaries or from blunt or penetrating abdominal injury to an internal organ ssuch as the spleen or kidneys.
In brief: Can bleed
Yes bleeding is one of the complication of ulcerative colitis can occur but more serious complications are perforation, malignancy, need regular follow up by your physician.

In brief: Can bleed
Yes bleeding is one of the complication of ulcerative colitis can occur but more serious complications are perforation, malignancy, need regular follow up by your physician.
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