10. Abdominal Pain
Abdominal pain is a likely occurrence for people who suffer from ulcerative colitis. Pain in the abdominal region can be divided into four quadrants and can be classified into different types of pain. Some people experience sharp pain, describing it as a stabbing feeling. Others experience deep aching pains, and others have periods of feeling the urgent need to take a bowel movement. Certain foods are likely to worsen symptoms and to cause a flare-up. Some patients also have periods of remission, during which pain is almost non-existent. Certain over-the-counter pain medications may alleviate pain.