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Can stress be a factor when it comes to proctitis, colitis, or ulcerative colitis?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Sidney Vinson answered

Specializes in Gastroenterology

Yes: Stress can make symptoms worse but probably does not significantly affect disease activity.

Answered 5/19/2016

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Dr. Shoaib Shafique answered

Specializes in Vascular Surgery

Yes: Stress can aggravate existing colitis.

Answered 9/11/2017

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