Colitis (Types)

Types of Colitis

What are the symptoms of colitis?

Colitis can be caused by infections, loss of blood supply, or chronic diseases. Despite the cause, people suffering from colitis may have typical symptoms that include

  • abdominal pain,
  • cramping,
  • bloating, and
  • diarrhea (bloody diarrhea with some types of colitis).

What is colitis?

Colitis describes 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 11/24/2015
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