Ulcerative colitis

Picture of colon with ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation and sores (ulcers) in the inner lining of the colon and rectum. It causes diarrhea, abdominal pain, and rectal bleeding.

Last Updated: November 3, 2008

Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology

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