There is no definitive diagnostic test for ulcerative colitis, although findings on biopsy and barium x-rays, as well as appearance during endoscopy enable a clear diagnosis in most cases. A doctor will diagnose ulcerative colitis based on medical history and physical examination, and the results of laboratory and endoscopic tests.
I am a 28 year old male who has been experiencing bloody diarrhea for the past few weeks. I went to my primary doctor who performed a... Read more »
The definition of colitis is inflammation of the colon. There are many different ways that inflammation can present and manifest itself.... Read more »
Ten years ago when I was finally diagnosed with UC I was given Asacol, a 5-ASA drug, to get the inflammation in my colon under control.... Read more »