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Ulcerative Colitis

 

Ulcerative colitis is a condition causing inflammation and ulcers in the colon or large intestine.

Causes
Its causes are not known.

Symptoms

  • Abdominal pain and discomfort
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Diarrhea with blood
  • Anemia
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Weakness
  • Arthritis
  • Eye inflammation
  • Liver disease

Treatment

  • Medication like aminosalicylates, corticosteroids immunomodulators etc.
  • Surgery to remove the colon and rectum

Prevention

There is no way to prevent ulcerative colitis.