What are the symptoms of colitis?
Colitis symptoms vary from one type to another. Generally, though, the symptoms mostly include diarrhea and pain in the abdomen. There are symptoms that are present in some cases and are not in other cases. These cases include blood in the stool, and hemorrhoids that are sometimes caused by diarrhea.
Hemorrhoids can also result in bleeding. In any case, a bowel movement that has blood in it is not normal, and a doctor has to be consulted right away. Another symptom is the frequent urge to remove bowel, or what is known as tenesmus. It is accompanied by pain in the abdomen that came in bouts, then building up to become diarrhea before if calms down and wanes. Symptoms may also include chills, fever, chills and infection, depending on the type of colitis one is having.