Colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that can cause pain, inflammation, diarrhea, and rectal bleeding. Diagnosing colitis may include tests such as a colonoscopy, barium enema, or stool samples. Treatments range from over-the-counter medications to surgery. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how colitis is caused, its symptoms, how to treat it, and much more.
The Basics of a Colonoscopy
Colonoscopy screens for abnormalities, including cancer, in the colon and rectum. Learn more from WebMD.
Digestive Diseases and Endoscopy
An endoscopy is a powerful diagnostic tool for digestive diseases -- and in some cases, it can be used to treat certain conditions. WebMD tells you more.
Abdominal Pain: What You Should Know
What's causing your stomach ache? WebMD looks at some of the causes of abdominal pain.
Digestive Diseases Resources
WebMD provides a list of resources for help with digestive diseases.
Crohn's Disease and Inflammatory Bowel Disease: 54 Tips
With the right treatment, you can manage your Crohn's disease symptoms. These simple tips can help.
The Link Between Stress and Ulcerative Colitis
Cut down on stress to reduce ulcerative colitis symptoms.
7 Tips for Exercising With a GI Disorder
Crohn’s, IBS, and other GI disorders can put a serious snag in a workout. Here’s how to sidestep symptoms and keep your healthy exercise routine on track.
Ulcerative Colitis: Questions to Ask Your Doctor
Understanding ulcerative colitis symptoms and treatment can help you live easier with the condition. Here are some key questions to ask your doctor.
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The Intestines (Human Anatomy): Picture, Function, Location, Parts, Definition, and Conditions
WebMD's Intestines Anatomy Page provides a detailed image and definition of the intestines. Learn about its parts, location in the body, function, and conditions that affect the intestines.
The Abdomen (Human Anatomy) - Picture, Function, Parts, Definition, and More
WebMD's Abdomen Anatomy Page provides a detailed image and definition of the abdomen. Learn about its function, parts, abdominal conditions, and more.
The Colon (Human Anatomy): Picture, Function, Definition, Problems
WebMD's Colon Anatomy Page provides a detailed image and definition of the colon. Learn about its function, location, and conditions that affect the colon.
What to Do When Ulcerative Colitis Flares
Get tips to help soothe ulcerative colitis flares, from diarrhea to pain and fatigue. Learn how to fight back with medication, diet, and more.