Symptoms of Colitis | Signs of Microscopic, Infectious, Ischemic Colitis

Colitis Disease Symptoms:

While signs for colitis may vary from one kind to another, the most common symptoms that is shared by all types of colitis is diarrhea and abdominal pains. Here are a few more common symptoms that some types of colitis might also share:

  • Some people who suffer from colitis may notice that blood accompanies their bowel movements. This does not happen all the time though and usually occurs when the inflamed lining of your colon breaks down.
  • Another possible symptom that you may experience with any of these different kinds of colitis is the need to constantly move your bowel. This is called tenesmus.
  • When a person has colitis, the abdominal pain that is felt may not be constant but comes in waves that intensifies when diarrhea happens. This pain may recede after your diarrheal bowel movement. Sometimes colitis sufferers may experience constant pains that feel like cramps.
  • Depending on what kind of colitis a person has, he or she may experience fevers and chills.
    This is often a sign of infection and can be usually experienced when the person has infectious colitis and ischemic colitis.
  • Microscopic colitis sufferers can expect to have diarrhea that is watery but non-bloody.
  • People who suffer from colitis can also experience dehydration that is brought about by the diarrhea that they are experiencing.

Ischemic Colitis Symptoms

Stomach pain and cramps after eating on the lower side of the abdomen is commonly observed. Other signs are low grade fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and bright red blood in the stool.

Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis

Signs of ulcerative colitis vary depending on the location and severity of the inflammation. Commonly accompanying symptoms observed are ulcerative proctitis, proctosigmoiditis, left-sided colitis, pancolitis which affect different parts of rectum and colon.

Microscopic Colitis Symptoms

Signs of microscopic colitis are chronic watery diarrhea and in some cases mild abdominal cramps and pain and abnormal bloody stool.