What are the symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis?
The symptoms of ulcerative colitis vary according to the extent and severity of the inflammation.
Inflammation is usually limited to the rectum or recto-sigmoid area, and causes diarrhoea, rectal bleeding or both. Mild ulcerative colitis can be mistaken for haemorrhoids.
Symptoms become more severe:
is a major feature with frequent loose stools containing blood.
Severe or fulminant disease
The onset is sudden with severe symptoms including:
diarrhoea with constant rectal bleeding.