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Is colon perforation a common side effect of colitis

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In brief: No

Most perforations occur in patients with severe colitis.

In brief: No

Most perforations occur in patients with severe colitis.
Dr. Ihor Zakaluzny
Dr. Ihor Zakaluzny
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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: No

Colon perforation is actually an uncommon sign of colitis.
Having said that, thosepeople with perforations have a very high rate of complications. If your colitis seems to be "out of control" or if your abdomen is very distended, you have a lot of abdominal pain, or a fever - you should call your doctor, especially if you are on steroids or immune suppressives.

In brief: No

Colon perforation is actually an uncommon sign of colitis.
Having said that, thosepeople with perforations have a very high rate of complications. If your colitis seems to be "out of control" or if your abdomen is very distended, you have a lot of abdominal pain, or a fever - you should call your doctor, especially if you are on steroids or immune suppressives.
Dr. Richard Orr
Dr. Richard Orr
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