Ulcerative Colitis Physician in Orlando, FL

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Ulcerative Colitis: Manage it, Orlando Patient

Ulcerative colitis is a disease of the large intestine, specifically the colon and rectum. It causes inflammation and sores (ulcers) in the lining of these areas. It is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Ulcerative colitis presents symptoms that are similar to other bowel disorders, including Crohn’s disease.

What are the symptoms of Ulcerative colitis?

Ulcerative colitis symptoms are predominantly abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea. Other symptoms include:
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Anemia
  • Joint pain
  • Bleeding of the rectum
  • Weight loss
  • Failure to thrive (especially in children)
  • Loss of body fluids

What causes Ulcerative colitis?

Doctors don’t know what causes this disease. It may or may not be related to abnormalities of the immune system that exist in patients with the disease.

At Orlando Gastroenterology, we diagnose ulcerative colitis with testing that includes a physical exam, blood tests, stool sample evaluation, colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, barium enemas, CT scans, and x-rays.

Ulcerative colitis treatment

Treatment varies from person to person. Doctors may implement drug therapies, surgery, and hospitalization.

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    Ulcerative Colitis: Manage it, Orlando Patient

    Ulcerative colitis is a disease of the large intestine, specifically the colon and rectum. It causes inflammation and sores (ulcers) in the lining of these areas. It is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

    Ulcerative colitis presents symptoms that are similar to other bowel disorders, including Crohn’s disease.

    What are the symptoms of Ulcerative colitis?

    Ulcerative colitis symptoms are predominantly abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea. Other symptoms include:
    • Fatigue
    • Loss of appetite
    • Anemia
    • Joint pain
    • Bleeding of the rectum
    • Weight loss
    • Failure to thrive (especially in children)
    • Loss of body fluids

    What causes Ulcerative colitis?

    Doctors don’t know what causes this disease. It may or may not be related to abnormalities of the immune system that exist in patients with the disease.

    At Orlando Gastroenterology, we diagnose ulcerative colitis with testing that includes a physical exam, blood tests, stool sample evaluation, colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, barium enemas, CT scans, and x-rays.

    Ulcerative colitis treatment

    Treatment varies from person to person. Doctors may implement drug therapies, surgery, and hospitalization.

    Make an Appointment

      Name

      Date of Birth:

      Phone Number

      Requested Date of Appointment

      Time Requested

      Additional Information