Let’s start with the most obvious: What exactly is UC, anyway?
UC is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease in which the large intestine becomes inflamed, Dr. Lin explains. Symptoms vary depending on the precise location of inflammation and how severe it is. You may experience diarrhea, bloody stool, mucus discharge, abdominal pain, urgency to defecate, fever, and/or weight loss.
Sounds... delightful, we know, but it can usually be controlled quite well with medications, and long-term remission is possible.