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Many symptoms of ulcerative colitis
and Crohn's disease are similar, but there are some subtle differences. ulcerative colitis patients tend to have pain in the lower left part of the abdomen, while Crohn's disease patients commonly (but not always) experience pain in the lower right abdomen. With ulcerative colitis, bleeding from the rectum
during bowel movements is very common, and bleeding is much less common in patients with Crohn's disease.Crohn’s disease
(CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) — inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract — have puzzled the scientific community for decades. Ten years ago, researchers recognized that both genes and environment contributed to these diseases.
Researchers at Harvard Medical School have tried to evaluate the evidence for both diseases simultaneously, and discovered that the majority of genetic risk factors are associated with both diseases.
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