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Pancolitis

Pancolitis: Introduction

Pancolitis: Pancolitis is also known as ulcerative colitis which is an idiopathic chronicinflammatory disorder of the colon and rectum and involves the entire thickness of the colon. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Pancolitis is available below.

Symptoms of Pancolitis

  • Frequent episodes of rectal bleeding occur, with or without mucus. The characteristic feature is blood in each bowel movement.
  • Urgency and tenesmus
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Weight loss in severe cases
  • Extracolonic manifestations- iritis, erythema nodosum, pyoderma gangrenosum, sacroilitis, episcleritis, aphthous ulcers.
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Pancolitis

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Pancolitis: Complications

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Causes of Pancolitis

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Pancolitis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Pancolitis

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best...read more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut,...read more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the ...read more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more...read more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain,...read more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder...read more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are peptic...read more »

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Hospitals & Clinics: Pancolitis

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Pancolitis: Animations

Prognosis for Pancolitis

Prognosis for Pancolitis: Most cases are controlled with medical therapies, with the patient experiencing lifelong exacerbations and remissions. In more severe cases, surgery results in a cure.

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