While each patient experiences different colitis symptoms, doctors pinpoint common signs of intestinal inflammation. Inflammation in the intestine and rectum causes cells of the intestine lining to slough off, leaving open sores (ulcers). These ulcers can cause the majority of painful symptoms of ulcerative colitis.
Doctors pinpoint these as the most common colitis symptoms:
- Abdominal Pain
- Bloody stool
- Weight loss
- Loss of appetite
- Loss of body fluids/nutrients
- Anemia caused by severe bleeding
Colitis symptoms often mirror common signs of other intestinal conditions. Some patients report experiencing these other signs of intestinal inflammation:
- Skin lesions
- Joint pain
- Inflammation of the eyes
- Liver disorders
- Kidney stones
If you experience these colitis symptoms and suspect you may suffer from inflammation of the colon, schedule a screening appointment at Florida Hospital for diagnosis and treatment.