Inflammation and ulcers (sores) in the digestive tract are symptoms of ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The innermost lining of your large intestine (colon) and rectum are affected by ulcerative colitis. Symptoms usually appear gradually rather than abruptly.
Ulcerative colitis is a severe condition that can occasionally lead to life-threatening complications. While there is no known cure, treatment can significantly lessen the disease’s signs and symptoms and lead to long-term remission.
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The degree of the inflammation and where it occurs can affect the symptoms of ulcerative colitis. The following are possible signs and symptoms:
- Rectal Pain
- Rectal Bleeding
- Weight loss
- Abdominal Pain
- Bloody stool
Doctors frequently categorise ulcerative colitis based on its location. The following are examples of ulcerative colitis:
- Ulcerative Proctitis
When Should You See a Doctor?
If you have a chronic change in your bowel habits or signs and symptoms like these, see your doctor.
- Experiencing abdominal discomfort
- Having blood in your stool
- Diarrhea that persists despite the use of over-the-counter drugs
- Diarrhea that causes you to wake up
- A fever that lasts more than a day or two without being explained
Although ulcerative colitis is rarely deadly, it is a serious condition that can lead to life-threatening consequences.