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Can a person bleed to death with colitis?

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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Colitis and death

Colitis - inflammation of the colon - can be caused by many different things including ischemea (inadequate blood supply).
Rarely this cause leads to severe bleeding and sudden death. Infections, ulcerative colitis, crohn's disease can cause many symptoms but rarely result direclty in death (uc is associated with cancer, however). Bleeding can occur without colitis and this can (rarely) be fatal.

In brief: Colitis and death

Colitis - inflammation of the colon - can be caused by many different things including ischemea (inadequate blood supply).
Rarely this cause leads to severe bleeding and sudden death. Infections, ulcerative colitis, crohn's disease can cause many symptoms but rarely result direclty in death (uc is associated with cancer, however). Bleeding can occur without colitis and this can (rarely) be fatal.
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
No amount of bleeding is normal. Get it checked out thoroughly!!
Dr. Arie Pelta
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Surgery indicated.

In brief: Yes

Surgery indicated.
Dr. Arie Pelta
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