Colitis Symptoms

Viewer Question: I was tested and told I have microscopic colitis, it seems that i have constant dull pain at bottom rib cage, also my joints all over my body are always stiff sore, could the stiff sore joints, shoulders, hips etc, have anything to do with the microscopic colitis?

Doctor's Response: The primary symptom of microscopic colitis is chronic, watery diarrhea. Patients with microscopic colitis can have diarrhea for months or years before the diagnosis is made. The chronic diarrhea of microscopic colitis is different from the acute diarrhea of infectious colitis which typically lasts only days to one week.

What is colitis?

Colitis is inflammation of the inner lining of the colon and can be associated withdiarrhea, abdominal pain, bloating, and blood in the stool. This inflammation may be due to a variety of reasons, including the following:

Reviewed on 2/4/2015
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