Is it possible for a child to get ulcerative colitis?

Yes. Most of the cases are found in children over 10 years old.
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.

Related Questions

As child had c diff. Ulcerative colitis from antibiotics for urinary infections. Could this be reason I get painful stools that bleed now as adult?

Odd situation. It is not rare for someone to get colitis from C.difficile , but to cause ulcerative colitis would be.That label is usually reserved for a lifelong process that is rarely seen in kids, I never did in > 30 yrs of pediatric practice.Painful and bloody stools require proper evaluation in adults for best outcome.The y can arise from infections, constipation, cancer or true inflammatory bowel disease. Read more...

My wife has ulcerative colitis erosion is threatening disease? Any complications during pregnancy and child health will lead to my wife's health?

Erosion. These are part of the illness and are not themselves life-threatening. Keep up surveillance and the disease should be manageable and compatible with overall good health and longevity. Read more...

How can children get ulcerative colitis? How is it treated?

Ulcerative Colitis. The cause of Ulcerative Colitis is unknown. We know there is an increased risk if there is a family history, so genetics plays a part. Look at the National Library of Medicine's section on UC for a good synopsis of symptoms and general approaches to treatment. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001296/#adam_000250.disease.causes. Read more...

Can you get ulcerative colitis from ibs?

No. Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a functional GI disorder, meaning symptoms are caused by changes in how the GI tract works. People with a functional GI disorder have frequent symptoms; however, the GI tract does not become damaged. Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease of the large intestine, in which the lining becomes inflamed and develop open sores, or ulcers, that produce pain. Read more...
No. Ibs does not cause you to develop uc. However many patients with uc also suffer concurrently with ibs symptoms (for reasons unknown). Read more...

After ulcerative colitis jpouch surgery is it norm to get acute artheritis?

Arthritis . Acute arthritis after j pouch surgery for ulcerative colitis is seen in a small number of patients. Though not very common it is reported and can affect multiple joints or few joints. Read more...

Why's it the fact that you get bleeding with ulcerative colitis but not with crohn's?

Crohn's colitis. Can cause bleeding too, but less frequently. Ulcerative colitis is a disease that affects mainly the mucosa or the inner lining, so rectal bleeding is more common. Crohn's colitis, in contrast, affects the entire wall of the colon, so perforations and fistulas are more common. Read more...

Can you get ulcerative colitis from IBS if so what's the likely hood of it happening?

No. Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a functional GI disorder, meaning symptoms are caused by changes in how the GI tract works. People with a functional GI disorder have frequent symptoms; however, the GI tract does not become damaged. Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease of the large intestine, in which the lining becomes inflamed and develop open sores, or ulcers, that produce pain. Read more...