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How is Ulcerative Colitis diagnosed?

Physicians diagnose ulcerative colitis based on patients' clinical history, as described above. The first goal of medical tests is to differentiate ulcerative colitis from infection causes of diarrhea. Accordingly, stool tests are performed to eliminate the possibility of bacterial, viral, and parasitic causes of diarrhea. Following this, the patient generally undergoes an evaluation of the colon, using one of two tests. To perform a sigmoidoscopy, the doctor passes a flexible instrument into Free Accutane Case Evaluation the rectum and lower colon. This test allows the doctor to visualize the extent and degree of inflammation in these areas. A total colonoscopy is a similar exam, which visualizes the entire colon. Using these techniques, your physician can determine the category of disease to be ulcerative proctitis, limited colitis, or pancolitis. The investigation physician may take samples of the colon lining, called biopsies, and send these to a pathologist for further study. Ulcerative colitis can thus be distinguished from other diseases of the colon that cause rectal bleeding including Crohn's disease of the colon, diverticular disease, and cancer.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Crohn's Disease?*
What are the common symptoms of Crohn's Disease?
How is Crohn's Disease diagnosed?
What is Ulcerative Colitis?
What are the common symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis?
How is Ulcerative Colitis diagnosed?
What is the difference between Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease?
What is the difference between Irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis?
What is the difference between Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)?
What is the difference between Isotretinoin, Accutane, Claravis, Sotret and Amnesteem?*
I took Accutane many years ago. Can I still file a lawsuit, or has the statute of limitations on my case run?
What is a class action lawsuit?
Will my case be tried as a class action lawsuit against the makers of Accutane?

Free Accutane Case Evaluation *Crohn's Disease is often misspelled "Chrohns Disease" , "Crohns Disease" or "Crones Disease"
*Ulcerative Colitis (Colitus ulcerosa, UC) is often misspelled "Ulcerative Colitus"
*Accutane is often misspelled "Accutaine" or "Acutane"; Claravis is often misspelled "Clavaris"; Sotret is often misspelled "Sortret"


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