John Shekleton, MD Similarities and differences between ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease – Ulcerative colitis symptoms
are simpler to explain than Crohn’s disease,
because it involves the colon with basically inflammation
and ulceration in the colon. The signs and the symptoms
of ulcerative colitis would include pain,
would include diarrhea, would include bleeding
to a variable degree. Crohn’s disease is a little more difficult and complex, as far as symptoms. They can have the same
thing, bloody diarrhea, pain, they can also have constipation. There can be a lot of nasty complications from Crohn’s disease. So they may present with a complication from Crohn’s disease, such as fistula, abscess, infection. Want more information?