Ulcerative Colitis Disease Activity

Ulcerative Colitis Disease Activity

Understand the 5 stages of Ulcerative Colitis disease from remission to fulminant.

Ulcerative Colitis Disease Activity

  • Remission
  • Periods when inflammation is controlled
  • No symptoms
  • Occurs spontaneously or after medical and/or surgical intervention

Mild Ulcerative Colitis

  • Less than 4 stools per day with or without small amounts of blood
  • Mild, crampy abdominal pain
  • Sense of incomplete emptying after a bowel movement
  • Periods of constipation

Moderate Ulcerative Colitis

  • Frequent (4 to 6 per day) loose, bloody stools
  • Moderate abdominal pain
  • None or minimal symptoms, such as fever or weight loss

Severe Ulcerative Colitis

  • Frequents, loose bloody stools (more than or equal to 6)
  • Severe cramps, high fever, weight loss

Fulminant Ulcerative Colitis

  • Bloody stool frequency more than or equal to 10 per day with urgency
  • High fever, severe cramps, abdominal distention
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