Ulcerative colitis


Ulcerative colitis is a chronic, inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation in the digestive tract, usually only the innermost lining of the large intestine (colon) and rectum. Forms range from mild to severe.


Symptoms include rectal bleeding, bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and pain.


Treatment includes medications and surgery.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017

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