Mayo Clinic and WebMD have lists of the symptoms of ulcerative colitis. The main symptoms are abdominal pain, diarrhea and rectal bleeding. Weight loss, urgency to defecate, fatigue and fever are also common. Colitis can lead to other problems, including eye problems, joint pains and liver conditions.
Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. It leads to inflammation in the lining of the large intestine and rectum. Diagnosis is most common in people under the age of 30. The cause is unknown: heredity and an immune system malfunction may be factors. Diet and stress can aggravate the condition. Treatments include drug therapy and surgery.