Ulcerative Colitis is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease which causes inflammation and ulcers in the lining of the large intestine. The most common symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis are abdominal pain and cramping, bloody diarrhea, fatigue, loss of appetite and weight loss. Diagnosis of Ulcerative Colitis usually involves a physical exam, a colonoscopy, and blood tests. Treatments for Ulcerative Colitis may include medications such as anti-inflammatory drugs, immune system suppressors, antibiotics, or biologic drugs. Surgery may also be used to remove the colon and rectum.