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Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) causes long-term swelling and ulcers in the colon. Ulcerative colitis is comparable to Crohn's disease. It affects the colon and rectum. It's a disease of flares and remissions. Treatment for ulcerative colitis alleviates symptoms to maintain remission.  Early diagnosis is crucial and requires close observation of your symptoms. Here are some of the most widely prevalent symptoms of ulcerative colitis.

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1. Recurring Diarrhea

Diarrhea mixed with blood and mucus is the most common symptom of colitis. During a flare, you have a gradual onset of loose, watery stool that can last for weeks. Unfortunately, this type of IBD is challenging to trace back to foods or environmental trigger. However, you should avoid foods that aggravate diarrhea for a speedy recovery. If you have this condition, consider some lifestyle and dietary modifications and consult your doctor for advice.

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