Ulcerative colitis sounds painful, and it really is. It is just as bad as it sounds but in the beginning, you may not know you have it. Ulcerative colitis is a form of irritable bowel disease or IBD and it causes ulcers and inflammation in the lining of the large intestine and rectum. It is not the same as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) as that is characterized by how the muscles in the large intestine contract as there are irregularities with that.
Ulcerative colitis is similar to Crohn’s Disease whereas there are ulcers and inflammation all throughout the digestive tract in that case. If you are having bowel issues, there could be eight signs that you may have ulcerative colitis. What are the symptoms? Let’s talk about those now.