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What conditions cause symptoms like ulcerative colitis?

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Many conditions make you tired, and other gut problems can give you diarrhea and crampy belly pain, like:

The only way to know why you have symptoms is to see your doctor and get tested.

  • Crohn’s disease, which causes pain and swelling in other places in your gut, not just your colon
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • An infection

From: Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American College of Gastroenterology: “Ulcerative Colitis.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Ulcerative Colitis.”

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America: “What is Ulcerative Colitis?” “Colitis Treatment Options,” “Colitis Diagnosis & Testing.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Ulcerative Colitis.”

Waljee, A.   May 2009. European Journal of Hepatology and Gastroenterology,

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on August 13, 2017

SOURCES:

American College of Gastroenterology: “Ulcerative Colitis.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Ulcerative Colitis.”

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America: “What is Ulcerative Colitis?” “Colitis Treatment Options,” “Colitis Diagnosis & Testing.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Ulcerative Colitis.”

Waljee, A.   May 2009. European Journal of Hepatology and Gastroenterology,

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on August 13, 2017

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