Is My Pain Caused by Left-sided Colitis?

Q:
What is left-sided colitis? Is my pain caused by it?

A:
Ulcerative colitis can be classified according to the location, and left-sided colitis is one of the types.

In left-sided colitis, inflammation extends from the rectum up the colon and stops at the point where the colon bends.

Symptoms of the disease include:

  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Weight loss
  • Fever
  • Pain in the belly
  • Dehydration
  • Constipation

To diagnose it, your doctor may give you an endoscopy. With a camera, your doctor can see the inside of your colon clearly.

Key word: left sided colitis pain

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