colitis (UL-sur-uh-tiv koe-LIE-tis) symptoms can vary,
depending on the severity of inflammation and where it occurs.
Therefore, doctors often classify ulcerative colitis according
to its location.
Diarrhea, often with blood or pus
Abdominal pain and cramping
Rectal bleeding passing small amount of blood with stool
Urgency to defecate
Inability to defecate despite urgency
children, failure to grow
people with ulcerative colitis have mild to moderate symptoms.
The course of ulcerative colitis may vary, with some people
having long periods of remission.
SEE A DOCTOR
doctor if you experience a persistent change in your bowel
habits or if you have signs and symptoms such as:
Blood in your stool
Ongoing diarrhea that doesnt respond to over-the-counter
Diarrhea that awakens you from sleep
unexplained fever lasting more than a day or two
ulcerative colitis usually isnt fatal, its a serious
disease that, in some cases, may cause life-threatening