What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a condi-

Symptoms of acute ulcerative co-

Massage is locally contraindi-

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tion in which the inner layer

litis include abdominal cramping,

cated for acute ulcerative colitis,


of the colon becomes in-

pain, chronic diarrhea, blood and

and systemically contraindicated


flamed and develops ulcers.

pus in stools, weight loss, and

in the presence of fever. In sub-



mild fever

acute situations, gentle (not




deep) abdominal massage may




be helpful, but only within the




tolerance of the client.


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