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Fig. Ulcerative Colitis

Symptoms & Diagnosis

Ulcerative colitis is the condition that results in inflammation and ulcers of the colon and rectum.  This condition often cause severe abdomen pain, extreme  weight loss and fever.

Symptoms:

Common symptoms of Ulcerative colitis includes severe

  1. abdominal pain
  2. bloody stools
  3. diarrhoea
  4. fever
  5. rectal pain
  6. weight loss.

Diagnosis:

Stool test is done where doctor examines blood, bacteria in the stools.

Endoscopy is done where a surgeon uses flexible tube to examine the stomach, small intestine and esophagus.

Colonoscopy is a test that involves insertion of tube in a rectum.

CT scan is done to get the X-ray of abdomen and pelvis.

Treatment and Recovery:

Surgery is necessary when there is massive bleeding, chronic or a severe blockage. A CT scan or colonoscopy can detect these serious problems.

Surgery involves removing the entire colon with a creation of a new pathway for waste. This pathway can be out through a small opening in the abdominal wall or redirected back through the rectum.

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