Ulcerative Colitis (UC) is a type of Inflammatory Bowel Disease that causes
ulcers (sores) in the large intestine (colon). UC causes symptoms such
as abdominal pain, cramping and bloody diarrhea. Ulcerative Colitis can
be mild, moderate, or severe, and your doctor may treat it with medications
to stop your diarrhea and to control inflammation, or surgery. Ulcerative
Colitis can also cause complications outside of the GI tract like joint
pain, and eye and skin problems. This is a serious disease which should
be treated by a specialist, most often a gastroenterologist.