Conditions

What Is The Cause Of Your Pain?

Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation and sores (ulcers) in in your digestive tract. It affects the innermost lining of your large intestine (colon) and rectum.

Symptoms

  • Belly pain or cramps
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Bleeding from the rectum
  • Weight loss

Treatment

Treatment can include medication such as antibiotics, anti-diarrheal medications, or anti-inflammatory drugs. In some cases an immune system suppressor medication or surgery may also be recommended. Additionally, it is wise to be proactive about more frequent colon cancer screening due to increased risk.

If you think you may be experiencing ulcerative colitis, contact us to request an appointment with one of our gastroenterology specialists.

Your Health Matters

Book an appointment today at one of our office locations throughout the Cary, Raleigh, Holly Springs and Triangle region. We are committed to providing you with the most comprehensive quality of gastroenterology care.

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