Are you Having an IBD Flare?

Question 1 of 6

I'm having joint pain

AFor the past few days, after I exercise, I seem to ache all over.
BLately, joint pain wakes me up in the middle of the night.
CI'm definitely a "morning person" no matter what.
DI feel stiff and ache-y in the morning - sometimes so much so, that I don't want to get out of bed.
AFor the past few days, after I exercise, I seem to ache all over.
BLately, joint pain wakes me up in the middle of the night.
CI'm definitely a "morning person" no matter what.
DI feel stiff and ache-y in the morning - sometimes so much so, that I don't want to get out of bed.
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Question 2 of 6

I have bowel discomfort

AI have painful cramps when I move my bowels. The pain goes away for a little while after the bowel movement, but the whole thing soon starts over when I have the next bowel movement.
BI have cramps that are relieved by moving my bowels - then, I'm "done," and I feel fine.
CWhen I have a bowel movement, it feels as though something is tearing me, or burning me "down below."
DSometimes lately, I have a strong sense of urgency to get to the toilet`sc` it's almost as if I'm about to have an "accident" - but, I really don't have to move my bowels after all.
AI have painful cramps when I move my bowels. The pain goes away for a little while after the bowel movement, but the whole thing soon starts over when I have the next bowel movement.
BI have cramps that are relieved by moving my bowels - then, I'm "done," and I feel fine.
CWhen I have a bowel movement, it feels as though something is tearing me, or burning me "down below."
DSometimes lately, I have a strong sense of urgency to get to the toilet`sc` it's almost as if I'm about to have an "accident" - but, I really don't have to move my bowels after all.
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Question 3 of 6

I have oral ulcers

ARecently, I've noticed several small, flat, whitish blisters in my mouth - inside my cheeks and the inner portions of my lips.
BI get blisters in my mouth - inside my cheeks, the inner portions of my lips, and the surfaces of my gums - when I eat rough goods, like chips or pretzels.
CMy gums have started to bleed when I brush and floss my teeth.
DI don't really pay much attention to what's going on inside my mouth.
ARecently, I've noticed several small, flat, whitish blisters in my mouth - inside my cheeks and the inner portions of my lips.
BI get blisters in my mouth - inside my cheeks, the inner portions of my lips, and the surfaces of my gums - when I eat rough goods, like chips or pretzels.
CMy gums have started to bleed when I brush and floss my teeth.
DI don't really pay much attention to what's going on inside my mouth.
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Question 4 of 6

I have changes in my stools

AI move my bowels more often lately`sc` maybe, five or six times a day - but, the stools are formed, and they don't smell particularly unusual.
BI move my bowels more often lately`sc` five or more times a day - the stools are liquid or mostly liquid, and they smell unusually foul.
CMy stools are liquid, or mostly liquid, with bright red blood mixed in.
DWhen I wipe myself after I have a bowel movement, there's some bright, red blood on the toilet paper.
AI move my bowels more often lately`sc` maybe, five or six times a day - but, the stools are formed, and they don't smell particularly unusual.
BI move my bowels more often lately`sc` five or more times a day - the stools are liquid or mostly liquid, and they smell unusually foul.
CMy stools are liquid, or mostly liquid, with bright red blood mixed in.
DWhen I wipe myself after I have a bowel movement, there's some bright, red blood on the toilet paper.
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Question 5 of 6

I'm fatigued or feverish

AI've noticed that I've been running a low grade fever for the past few days - and, I can't imagine why.
BI've been tiring easily lately - I've even started taking naps - and, I've been running a low grade fever for the past few days.
CI've been restless recently`sc` I can't seem to fall asleep peacefully.
DI fall asleep at night, and wake up in the morning, without any problems.
AI've noticed that I've been running a low grade fever for the past few days - and, I can't imagine why.
BI've been tiring easily lately - I've even started taking naps - and, I've been running a low grade fever for the past few days.
CI've been restless recently`sc` I can't seem to fall asleep peacefully.
DI fall asleep at night, and wake up in the morning, without any problems.
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Question 6 of 6

Foods seem to bother me

ALately, I get heartburn when I drink things like soda, lemonade, or orange juice.
BI eat what I want, whenever I want, without any worry.
CSometimes, when I lay down at night to go to sleep, food from dinner comes up into my throat and burns a little, before going back down again.
DUsually, meals aren't a problem for me - but lately, after eating certain foods, I have pain, and have to move my bowels urgently.
ALately, I get heartburn when I drink things like soda, lemonade, or orange juice.
BI eat what I want, whenever I want, without any worry.
CSometimes, when I lay down at night to go to sleep, food from dinner comes up into my throat and burns a little, before going back down again.
DUsually, meals aren't a problem for me - but lately, after eating certain foods, I have pain, and have to move my bowels urgently.
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