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Common symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, and weight loss. Children who have not been treated may have poor growth.
Ulcerative Colitis is an illness in which the swelling is limited to the colon.
Common symptoms of ulcerative colitis are also stomach pain and diarrhea, often bloody diarrhea. Weight loss and poor growth occur less often.
Because both disorders cause inflammation of the intestines and have similar symptoms, they are grouped together under the name “Inflammatory Bowel Disease,” or IBD.