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A 36-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for a child to get ulcerative colitis?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Yes: Most of the cases are found in children over 10 years old.
Dr. Jonah Essers
Pediatric Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Yes: Absolutely. Typically uc is diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 25. There is another peak during middle ages as well. In pediatric GI we follow a large number of adolescents with uc.

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A 56-year-old member asked:

Can you get a flare up of ulcerative colitis?

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Dr. Nicole Bressler
Dr. Nicole Bressleranswered
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
Yes: Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease in which your immune system cannot control inflammation. There are meds that help keep the inflammation under control but flare up can occur. It may be possible that current meds may need to be adjusted. Be sure to see you doctor about flare ups because ulcerated colitis can continue to spread throughout the colon.

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