Service Colitis

Microscope of large intestine inflammation


Colitis essentially means inflammation of the lining of the colon of which there are many causes. It can present with diarrhoeal symptoms and/or bleeding from the back passage.


Depending on the severity of your symptoms, hospital admission may be required. I may decide to admit you to organise prompt assessment and treatment of symptoms. Scans may be required and possibly a left or full colonoscopy with biopsies.


I will follow up on the relevant biopsy results and scans. I will communicate these to you and your GP. If there is a diagnosis of a chronic condition, such as inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s/Ulcerative Colitis), I will organise follow up.