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What are tests for ulcerative colitis?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis can be relatively easy to diagnose because it normally affects only the colon and rectum and usually causes an obvious change in daily bowel habits, such as frequent stools containing blood or mucus.
Your doctor will conduct a medical history and physical exam before doing other tests.

In brief: Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis can be relatively easy to diagnose because it normally affects only the colon and rectum and usually causes an obvious change in daily bowel habits, such as frequent stools containing blood or mucus.
Your doctor will conduct a medical history and physical exam before doing other tests.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Daniel Popowich
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Colonoscopy

The single most effective test to make a diagnosis or evaluate the severity of UC is a colonoscopy with biopsy.
No blood test or XR is reliable to make the diagnosis or give the information that a colonoscopy will give you.

In brief: Colonoscopy

The single most effective test to make a diagnosis or evaluate the severity of UC is a colonoscopy with biopsy.
No blood test or XR is reliable to make the diagnosis or give the information that a colonoscopy will give you.
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