Ulcerative Colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease which can causes inflammation of the colon. This inflammation occurs in the large intestine and rectum. The most common symptoms of Ulcerative colitis include bloody diarrhea and abdominal pain.
The inflammation caused by Ulcerative Colitis leads to significant continuous friability which begins in the rectum and can involve any amount of the colon proximally.
Ulcerative Colitis can be difficult to diagnose because the symptoms are similar to those of many other medical conditions. Matthew Eidem, MD will want to perform tests or procedures to make the correct diagnosis. The following procedures or tests may be performed:
- Blood Tests
- CT Scan (Computerized Tomography)
Research is constantly being performed to improve therapy and attempt to establish better understanding of the exact etiology of Ulcerative colitis. Current therapies can greatly reduce the symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis and greatly improve the patient’s quality of life.