Colitis facts for kids
Signs and symptoms
The signs and symptoms of colitis are quite variable. Symptoms of colitis may include: mild to severe abdominal pain and tenderness (depending on the stage of the disease), recurring bloody diarrhea with/without pus in the stools, fecal incontinence, flatulence, fatigue, loss of appetite and unexplained weight loss.
Other less or rare non-specific symptoms that may accompany colitis include: arthritis, mouth ulcers, painful, red and swollen skin and irritated, red eyes.
Symptoms suggestive of colitis are worked on by obtaining the medical history, a physical examination and laboratory tests.
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