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What are the symptoms of microscopic colitis?
The primary symptom of microscopic colitis is chronic,
watery diarrhea. Individuals with microscopic colitis can have diarrhea for months
or years before the diagnosis is made. Typically, the symptoms begin very
gradually and are intermittent in nature with periods when the person feels
well, followed by bouts of chronic diarrhea. This chronic diarrhea of microscopic
colitis is different from the acute diarrhea of infectious colitis, which typically lasts only days
to weeks. Some individuals with microscopic colitis also may experience mild abdominal
cramps and pain. Blood in the stool is unusual.