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Is colitis common in children?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. George Valdez
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

But if your child has abdominal pain or rectal bleeding you should seek medical attention.

In brief: No

But if your child has abdominal pain or rectal bleeding you should seek medical attention.
Dr. George Valdez
Dr. George Valdez
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Dr. David Ziring
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not common

But not rare. There are probably about 40,000 children in the U.

In brief: Not common

But not rare. There are probably about 40,000 children in the U.
S. with ulcerative colitis.
Dr. David Ziring
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Dr. Kirk Charles
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Colitis means inflammation of the colon.
The source of colitis varies and dictates treatment. Infectious colitis more common than ischemic colitis in kids compared to adults. Check with doctor about cause and treatment plan.

In brief: Depends

Colitis means inflammation of the colon.
The source of colitis varies and dictates treatment. Infectious colitis more common than ischemic colitis in kids compared to adults. Check with doctor about cause and treatment plan.
Dr. Kirk Charles
Dr. Kirk Charles
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