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Inflammatory Bowel Disease Health Center

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Ulcerative Colitis: Problems Outside the Digestive Tract - Topic Overview

Complications of ulcerative colitis can include: 1

Ulcerative colitis can also cause growth problems in children. Affected children may not grow as quickly or as tall as their peers. Children with ulcerative colitis need attention to their diet to ensure that they get enough nutrients.

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Microscopic Colitis

Microscopic colitis is a type of inflammation of the colon, or large intestine, that can cause watery diarrhea and cramping. While it can be painful and unpleasant, it's much less severe than other types of inflammatory bowel disease. It's called microscopic because the inflammation is too small to see with the naked eye. The only way your doctor can diagnose it is to take a sample of tissue and check it under a microscope. There are two types of microscopic colitis: Collagenous colitis ...

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    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
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