(HealthDay News) -- Ulcerative colitis is a form of inflammatory bowel disease, causing inflammation of the lining of the large intestine or rectum. This prevents fluid from being absorbed into the bloodstream.
The American Gastroenterological Association says typical warning signs of ulcerative colitis include:
The information in this article, including reference materials, are provided to you solely for educational or research purposes. Information in reference materials, are not and should not be considered professional health care advice upon which you should rely. Health care information changes rapidly and consequently, information in this article may be out of date. Questions about personal health should always be referred to a physician or other health care professional.