Dr. Garth Swanson discusses ulcerative colitis symptoms.
Symptoms of ulcerative colitis are usually bleeding and diarrhea. Again, patients will often have intermittent symptoms where they have long periods where their bowel movements are normal but then have a disease flare where they may have bleeding, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.
About Dr. Swanson, M.D., M.S.:
Dr. Garth Swanson, M.D., M.S., is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Digestive Diseases at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. His practice focuses on the diagnosis, management, and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Swanson has a master's degree in clinical research and his research interests include how environmental factors, such as alcohol and sleep, can affect gut inflammation and colonic bacteria.
Dr. Swanson received his medical degree from Medical University of South Carolina. He completed his residency and his fellowship at Rush University Medical Center. His special interests include inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and microscopic colitis.