Symptoms of Ulcerative colitis


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

List of symptoms of Ulcerative colitis: The list of symptoms mentioned in various sources for Ulcerative colitis includes:

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. 1

More symptoms of Ulcerative colitis: In addition to the above information, to get a full picture of the possible symptoms of this condition and its related conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by complications of Ulcerative colitis, underlying causes of Ulcerative colitis, associated conditions for Ulcerative colitis, risk factors for Ulcerative colitis, or other related conditions.

Medical articles on symptoms: These general reference articles may be of interest:



Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Ulcerative Colitis: NIDDK

Last revision: June 23, 2003

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