There are some symptoms that sound like UC but many others that do not.
Here is a link to a article that provides solid information on the symptoms that present with Ulcerative Colitis
that I suggest you read.
Do NOT go stressing and jumping to conclusions, there are also plenty of things that could cause some of these symptoms. Personally, I would suggest getting your doctor to arrange a full blood count as well as a CRP, vitamin and mineral essay, liver function and kidney function test in the mean time to rule out some slightly more common possibilities.
Full blood count will tell your doc if your white and red cell count is ok. CRP will give you your current inflammation index, if its very high then you could consider IBD to be a possibility. Vitamin and mineral essay is good as it will help determine if you are overdosing in, or lacking in something critical to healthy body function. Liver and kidney essay will tell you if your blood cleaning organs are working properly.
If you really want to find out sooner then 6 months if it is either UC or Chron's, you could opt to have an Endoscopy and Colonoscopy done.
"We are dreamers, shapers, singers and makers..." - Elric, Technomage
- 28yo male. Brisbane, Australia. Diagnosed at 16yo. Currently enjoying severe pan-colitis.
- Participating in the Golimumab trial as of 1st May, 2008;
- 2x Colazide, twice a day; 25mg of 6-MP a day; 1xAllopurnol;
- 1x teaspoon of Metamucil 3 times a day;
- 3x Garlic oil capsules & 7mL Olive Leaf Extract twice a day.
Post Edited (Severin) : 6/21/2008 11:04:43 PM (GMT-6)