Colita Ulcerativa

What Is Ulcerative Colitis?

Ulcerative Colitis is an inflammatory disease of the mucous membrane covering the inside of the rectum (proctite) or of the whole colon – ulcerative colitis. Its cause is unknown.

What Are The Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis?

The most frequent symptom is dark anal bleeding, mixed with mucus, alongside the diarrheic stool (10-20 stools per day).

The diagnosis is very important, as the symptoms may be mistaken for the haemorrhoidal disease. A rectosigmoidoscopy with biopsy helps set the diagnosis.

How Is Colitis Treated?

A large variety of drugs are available:

  • ablets, suppositories, special animas, administered by the gastroenterologist;
  • in advanced stages, the surgical resection of the affected colon segment may also be considered, because the disease may be associated to severe complications, including perforation with secondary peritonitis.