What are the Symptoms of Colitis?


Colitis goes by a host of names. One of the best ways of identifying the disease is through its symptoms, some of which include diarrhea, stomach pain, and constipation.

Colitis is a rather serious problem that causes the lining of person’s large intestines to become swollen or inflamed. Read on to get a better understanding of this disease.

Diarrhea. In most cases, this particular symptom of colitis can range from mild to extensive based on the individual’s situation. Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation, or IBS-C, is a condition that is usually found among people who are genetically pre-disposed to constipation.

Stomach or intestinal pain. Although stomach or intestinal pain may serve as an indication of a flu, it is recognized as being one of the symptoms of colitis and/or constipation.

Bloody stools. In addition to diarrhea and dehydration, a bloody stool may be an indication of ulcerative colitis.

Mucus stool. When you combine all of the symptoms previously mentioned and add mucus stool, you could be referring to Crohn’s Disease.

Paranoia. While this may not be an actual physical symptom, it is usually associated with colitis and IBD, and can be the most devastating one among all of them.

You should never tolerate the pain associated with these symptoms if you can remedy the situation. You should remember that taking drugs is not the answer. There are natural and better alternatives that can work quite effectively.

Dr. Greg Fors of Pain and Brain Healing Center is a holistic medicine doctor serving Minnesota. If you are suffering from colitis and would like to set up a FREE consultation, contact Pain and Brain Healing Center online, stop by our Blaine office, or call us at 763-862-7100.


  1. Janis Erickson on October 21, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    Dear Dr. Greg, do you help people with a traumatic brain injury? Also I have had diarrhea since May every single day. It may be irritable bowel syndrome not sure. Drs are doing tests and I am scheduled for a colonoscopy soon. I also have chronic neck and back pain due to a severe car accident in 1992.

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