10 Ulcerative Colitis Symptoms

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Symptom #2: Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain is another primary symptom of ulcerative colitis. The pain occurs because of several factors. As with any other ulceration, the colon ulcers caused by UC are a type of wound and can therefore be painful. Additionally, the increased contraction or cramping in the affected parts of the colon can lead to pain and discomfort. The frequent movement of waste through the colon may also keep the ulcers in a raw state.

All these factors can lead to abdominal pain that either comes and goes or is chronic in nature. In some cases, UC only affects the rectum and the pain is localized to the rectum. This type of UC is called ulcerative proctitis.

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