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A 41-year-old member asked:

What are symptoms of crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis?

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Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 25 years experience
See below : Ibd usually presents with lots of diarrhea (mucousy, bloody or just loose). Some have bad pain, cramping, nausea, wt loss etc.
Dr. Jonah Essers
Pediatric Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Many possibilities: There are many potential symptoms: weight loss, diarrhea, abdominal pain, vomiting, iron deficiency, fatigue, blood in the stool, arthritis, fever. Any of these could be symptoms. Its a tricky disease unfortunately.

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A 25-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Genes+environment : A combination of genetic predisposion (for example Crohn's is more common in ashkenazi jews), life events (eg appendectomy increases one and decreases the other), and environmental influences (eg smoking increases Crohn's and decreases severity of uc...). Bet you didn't expect the latter! as knowledge increases more precise factors are identified.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Which is a more serious disease: Crohn's or ulcerative colitis?

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
UC: Question as to which is more serious, Crohn's or Ulcerative Colitis, misses the point that these are different intensities of disorder along a spectrum of manifestation wherein intestinal smooth muscle function is hyperdynamic due to neurologic autonomic system impingement & over-stimulation. Ulcerative Colitis represents greater intensity of these dysfunctions; involving inflammation & bleeding.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Are ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease hereditary?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jason Bodzin
General Surgery 52 years experience
Somewhat: There are numerous families where there are children and /or grandchildren, cousins, etc. With these diseases. If both parents have ibd, the incidence is around 50% in the kids. Otherwise about 20% of patients will have a first degree relative with ibd. So you do the math! it isn't exactly hereditary, but there a familial incedence. By the way, the kids of colitis patients often have crohn's.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What are the typical symptoms of ulcerative colitis?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Bloody diarrhea and: Pain.
United Kingdom
A 17-year-old male asked:

What are the main symptoms of Ulcerative colitis ?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tri Huynh
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Ulcerative colitis.: Typical symptoms include diarrhea with overt rectal bleed, abdominal pain. Some can present with nausea, weight loss, and fever. There are other associated symptoms and complications, but less frequent.

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