What are the symptoms of fulminant colitis?

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Fulminant colitis impacts the entire colon and causes severe pain, diarrhea, dehydration, and even shock. Fever; blood, pus, or mucus in the stool; an unusually high number of bowel movements (more than 10 per day); and an urgent need to defecate all may accompany severe colitis. Abdominal cramps, loss of appetite, and weight loss also are among possible symptoms.

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