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Ulcerative colitis

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Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes long-lasting inflammation and ulcers (sores) in your digestive tract.
Ulcerative colitis affects the innermost lining of your large intestine (colon) and rectum. The symptoms include Diarrhea, often with blood or pus, Abdominal pain and cramping, Rectal bleeding — passing small amount of blood with stool, Urgency to defecate, Inability to defecate despite urgency,
weight loss, fatigue, fever and in children failure to grow.The risk factors include age:Ulcerative colitis usually begins before the age of 30. But, it can occur at any age .Race Or Ethnicity: Although whites have the highest risk of the disease, it can occur in any race. If you're of Ashkenazi Jewish descent, your risk is even higher. Family History: You're at higher risk if you have a close relative, such as a parent, sibling or child, with the disease.

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Ulcerative colitis

  1. 1. ULCERATIVE COLITIS www.surgicalgastro.com
  2. 2. OVERVIEW Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes long- lasting inflammation and ulcers (sores) in your digestive tract. Ulcerative colitis affects the innermost lining of your large intestine (colon) and rectum www.surgicalgastro.com
  3. 3. SYMPTOMS Diarrhea, often with blood or pus Abdominal pain and cramping Rectal bleeding — passing small amount of blood with stool Urgency to defecate Inability to defecate despite urgency Weight loss Fatigue Fever In children, failure to grow www.surgicalgastro.com
  4. 4. TYPES OF ULCERATIVE COLITIS Proctitis Proctosigmoiditis Distal colitis Extensive colitis Pancolitis www.surgicalgastro.com
  5. 5. RISK FACTORS AGE Ulcerative colitis usually begins before the age of 30. But, it can occur at any age. RACE OR ETHNICITY Although whites have the highest risk of the disease, it can occur in any race. If you're of Ashkenazi Jewish descent, your risk is even higher FAMILY HISTORY You're at higher risk if you have a close relative, such as a parent, sibling or child, with the disease. www.surgicalgastro.com
  6. 6. WHEN TO SEE A DOCTOR Abdominal pain Blood in your stool Diarrhea that awakens you from sleep An unexplained fever lasting more than a day or two See your doctor if you experience a persistent change in your bowel habits or if you have signs and symptoms such as: www.surgicalgastro.com
  7. 7. www.surgicalgastro.com
  8. 8. CONTACT US A Block 7 A1, Kent Hail Garden, Stadium link Road, Cochin – 682025 Phone: 0091 9895490173 Email:kamligisurgeon@gmail.com www.surgicalgastro.com

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