Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory disease that occurs in the colon. It is characterized by the inflammation and ulceration of the innermost lining of the colon and most commonly affects the left side of the colon and the rectum.

Ulcerative Colitis Symptoms

The symptoms of ulcerative colitis will vary from person to person. Some symptoms may include:

  • Cramps/abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea or rectal urgency
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Fever
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Anemia
  • Constipation
  • Poor growth

In some cases, this condition can involve other complications such as joint pain, eye problems, skin rash or liver disease. However, these complications are more common with Crohn’s disease.