Health Tip: Signs That May Indicate Ulcerative Colitis
(HealthDay News) -- Ulcerative colitis is a form of inflammatory bowel disease, causing inflammation of the lining of the large intestine or rectum. This prevents fluid from being absorbed into the bloodstream.
The American Gastroenterological Association says typical warning signs of ulcerative colitis include:
Pain and cramping in the abdomen, diarrhea and bleeding from the rectum.
Nausea or fever.
Fatigue or joint pain.
Loss of appetite.
Problems with the liver.
Losing fluids and nutrients.
Frequent bleeding, which can result in anemia.
Redness and swelling of the eyes.
- Researchers Uncover the Secret Behind Bowel Movements
February 25, 2014
- Common Infant Vaccine Tied to Slight Rise in Risk for Bowel Complication
January 14, 2014
Learn More About Sharp
Sharp HealthCare is San Diego's health care leader with seven hospitals, two medical groups and a health plan. Learn more about our San Diego hospitals, choose a Sharp-affiliated San Diego doctor or browse our comprehensive medical services.
Copyright ©2012 HealthDay. All rights reserved.