What is the difference between Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis?


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  • Kelly Dabel moderator
    1 year ago

    Crohn’s disease can affect any part of the digestive tract versus Ulcerative Colitis which specifically affects the large intestine and rectum. The symptoms for both are very similar and, at times, can be difficult to distinguish. In addition to working with your doctor, this article gives a good explanation of the two and their differences that may be helpful to you: https://inflammatoryboweldisease.net/ulcerative-colitis/

  • Meagan Heidelberg moderator
    1 year ago

    Such a great question! Ulcerative Colitis affects the large intestines and/or rectum whereas Crohns Disease can affect any part of the G.I. tract. Here is some information from our website regarding the differences that you may find interesting and helpful to your question; https://inflammatoryboweldisease.net/ulcerative-colitis/. Thank you for asking and being a part of our community!

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