What is the presentation of lower gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding (LGIB) caused by colitis?

Updated: Jul 26, 2019
  • Author: Burt Cagir, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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The presentation of LGIB can also vary depending on the etiology. A young patient with infectious or noninfectious (idiopathic) colitis may present with the following:

  • Fever

  • Dehydration

  • Abdominal cramps

  • Hematochezia


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