Is proctitis, colitis, or ulcerative colitis contagious?

Ulcerative colitis. Is not. However proctitis or colitis caused by bacteria especially clostridia difficile can be very contagious as can other forms of infectious colitis. Use good hand hygiene and be sure to not contact stool or underclothes and get a correct diagnosis and treatment.

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Can I lead a normal life if I am diagnosed with proctitis or ulcerative colitis?

Yes provided. The correct diagnosis is made, and treatment initiated to get a remission, and then maintenance therapy and regular follow up should allow you to have a normal existence. Read more...

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...
Many. Bleeding in your stool, cramping in your stomach that is really bad, intolerace to alcohol, weight loss, frequent loose bloody stools, mucous in your stools, lactose intolerance. Read more...

How is ulcerative colitis diagnosed?

Symptoms and . Via colonoscopy. Biopsies will be taken during the procedure and interpretation by a pathologist and may show characteristics of ulcerative colitis. Some additional lab work or imaging may be done as well. Read more...