This infographic from Granite Peaks Gastroenterology describes the symptoms, testing and treatment options for ulcerative colitis.
Ulcerative Colitis is a form of Inflammatory Bowel Disease that affects millions of people. Symptoms may include fever, fatigue, night sweats, abdominal pain and cramping, stool with blood or pus, loss of appetite and weight loss, bowel issues and rectal bleeding. There are also some less common symptoms which include skin rashes and ulcers, joint pain and mouth sores.
There are a number of diagnostic tests to diagnose ulcerative colitis. These include imaging, blood, colonoscopy and stool tests. Once diagnosed you will want to consult with your GI doctor for treatment options. The main thing to focus on when treating ulcerative colitis is reducing inflammation in your colon. Some potential ulcerative colitis treatment options include reducing stress, altering your diet, surgery, and medication. Make sure to speak with your gastroenterologist when deciding on a treatment plan.