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Ulcerative Colitis Health Center

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Ulcerative Colitis - Exams and Tests

Ulcerative colitis can be fairly easy to diagnose, because it normally affects only the colon and rectum camera.gif. And it usually causes an obvious change in daily bowel habits, such as frequent stools with blood or mucus.

Your doctor may:

Other exams and tests that may be used include:

Some people have symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but neither Crohn's disease nor ulcerative colitis can be diagnosed. These people have a form of IBD called indeterminate colitis. Doctors believe that it has features of both Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

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Last Updated: November 14, 2014
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