Ulcerative Colitis and Drug-Related Side Effects

Ulcerative colitis is a disease that causes ulcers in the lining of the rectum and colon. It is one of a group of diseases called inflammatory bowel disease. Ulcers form where inflammation has killed the cells that usually line the colon.

Ulcerative colitis can happen at any age, but it usually starts between the ages of 15 and 30. It tends to run in families. The most common symptoms are pain in the abdomen and bloody diarrhea. Other symptoms may include anemia, severe tiredness, weight loss, loss of appetite, bleeding from the rectum, sores on the skin and joint pain. Children with the disease may have growth problems.

About half of people with ulcerative colitis have mild symptoms. Several types of drugs can help control ulcerative colitis. Some people have long periods of remission, when they are free of symptoms. In severe cases, doctors must remove the colon.

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I am experiencing hair loss. I have had 4 remicade infusions I don't take any other medication. I am taking Keep Reading

Treated with Remicade for Ulcerative Colitis. Almost immediately developed Narcolepsy.  Treatment discontinued, but Narcolepsy persists, nearly 2 years now. Keep Reading

I also recieved Remicade for my Ulcerative Colitis and after that I developed Alopecia Areata (Alopecia Universalis) my Ulcerative colitis was treated. Keep Reading

I was given 3 vials of Remicade last February 18, 2010 as treatment for Ulcerative Colitis.  From Feb 19-23 my diarrhea Keep Reading

Coral, So sorry to hear about your UC. I'm 47 and have had it for 17 years but mostly in remission. Keep Reading

i am feeling swollen today is that cause i have uclerative colitis which i do have :'( Keep Reading

I am a 44 year old female with a mild case of Ulcerative Colitis that has been under control with no flare ups for many Keep Reading

hi , i am 14 and have been diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis for a year now , after being treated i went Keep Reading

I am taking Azathioprine for Ulcerative Colitis. I started this med more than a week ago. The one symptom I'm noticing the most Keep Reading

Revellex saved me from having my large intestine removed due to Ulcerative Colitis. Keep Reading

I went into my doctors with severe stomach pain and was diagnosed prior to this visit with severe Ulcerative Colitis.  Doctor said Keep Reading

I have been taking salazopyrin now for 20 years to keep my Ulcerative Colitis under control. Now i have a very itchy rash on Keep Reading

<span>I'm taking Salazopyrin EN 500mg (2 tablets in the morning and 2 in the evening) for the treatment of Ulcerative Colitis. Keep Reading

I recieved Remicade as treatment for my Ulcerative Colitis and after the treatment my diarrhea has worsened and I am now experiencing high grade fever Keep Reading

I have Ulcerative Colitis. I started the Revelex infusions in 2010 every 4 weeks. This will be my 2nd year of infusions, Keep Reading

I'm on imuran for Ulcerative Colitis. I've had UC since 1993. I've been on imuran since 2005. I've had ringing in my Keep Reading

I have Ulcerative Colitis, I have had 9 treatments of Remicade and have decided to stop. I have a lympnode in my Keep Reading

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