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Signs of Ulcerative colitis

Signs and Symptoms of Ulcerative colitis:

The severity and types of symptoms of ulcerative colitis vary from person to person. Typical symptoms include bloody diarrhea and abdominal pain and cramping. People with ulcerative colitis may also experience anemia due to loss of blood and dehydration and malnourishment resulting from the loss of fluids and nutrients that occurs in diarrhea. Other more vague symptoms may include nausea, fever, skin ulcers, loss of appetite, weight loss, joint pain, and fatigue. Serious complications of ulcerative colitis include massive bleeding, colon rupture, and the possible development of colon cancer. Complications may also include the development of arthritis, inflammation of the eye, liver disease, and osteoporosis. Despite these serious complications, about half of people with ulcerative colitis experience only mild symptoms.

Not all of the above symptoms are always related to ulcerative colitis. Although abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea are typical of ulcerative colitis, they and other symptoms can be related to many other potentially serious conditions, including food poisoning, appendicitis, and pancreatitis. Any episodes of rectal bleeding, vomiting of blood, persistent diarrhea, or moderate to severe abdominal pain should be reported immediately to your health care provider. Only a thorough evaluation by a qualified health care professional can determine what is causing your particular symptoms and make a diagnosis of ulcerative colitis....more...»

Symptoms of Ulcerative colitis

The list of medical symptoms mentioned in various sources for Ulcerative colitis may include:

Note that Ulcerative colitis symptoms usually refers to various medical symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Ulcerative colitis signs may often refer to those signs that are only noticable by a doctor.

Signs or Symptoms of Ulcerative colitis:

The most common symptoms of ulcerative colitis are abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea. Patients also may experience

  • Fatigue.
  • Weight loss.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Rectal bleeding.
  • Loss of body fluids and nutrients.
About half of patients have mild symptoms. Others suffer frequent fever, bloody diarrhea, nausea, and severe abdominal cramps. Ulcerative colitis may also cause problems such as arthritis, inflammation of the eye, liver disease (fatty liver, hepatitis, cirrhosis, and primary sclerosing cholangitis), osteoporosis, skin rashes, anemia, and kidney stones. No one knows for sure why problems occur outside the colon. Scientists think these complications may occur when the immune system triggers inflammation in other parts of the body. These problems are usually mild and go away when the colitis is treated. (Source: excerpt from Ulcerative Colitis: NIDDK)

More Symptoms of Ulcerative colitis:

More detailed symptom information may be found on the symptoms of Ulcerative colitis article. In addition to the above medical information, to get a full picture of the possible signs or symptoms of this condition and also possibly the signs and symptoms of its related medical conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by:

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What are the signs of Ulcerative colitis?

The phrase "signs of Ulcerative colitis" should, strictly speaking, refer only to those signs and symptoms of Ulcerative colitis that are not readily apparent to the patient. The word "symptoms of Ulcerative colitis" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Ulcerative colitis.

The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Ulcerative colitis. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Ulcerative colitis has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Ulcerative colitis signs or Ulcerative colitis symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Ulcerative colitis may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Ulcerative colitis symptoms.


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