If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, visit your gastroenterologist for an evaluation.
With the right treatment plan it’s possible to go through a period of time with few or no symptoms. That period of time is known as remission. However, if your symptoms come back or worsen, that’s called a flare-up. In addition to ulcerative colitis treatments, there are things that can help manage flare-ups. Equally important, there are things that could worsen the symptoms of a flare-up or trigger one.
It's important to tell your gastroenterologist if you’re experiencing a worsening of ulcerative colitis symptoms, so they can help you determine if your treatment plan needs to be adjusted.
Gastroenterologists can treat ulcerative colitis more effectively when they know the frequency and intensity of your symptoms.
When you’re experiencing symptoms, track your responses to the following questions and bring along to your gastroenterologist:
If your symptoms change or if you’re experiencing a flare-up, make an appointment to speak to your doctor.
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This means that symptoms can get worse over time.
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