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10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Your Ulcerative Colitis

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Learning curve
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Explaining stomach pain to doctor.
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Are you sure that I have ulcerative colitis and not Crohn’s disease?


Lab preparing blood tests.
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What tests am I going to need for my UC?


Close up of gloved hand reaching for clamp in surgery.
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What are my treatment options?


talking with pharmacist about prescription.
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What do I need know about my UC medications?


Doctor getting all pertinent information from patient.
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If I have other health conditions, how do I best manage them while treating my UC?


Working with dietitian
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Are there any dietary changes I need to make with UC?


Gastroenterologist, specialist.
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Do I need to see a specialist?


Questioning doctor on treatment recommendation.
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Are there any alternatives to the approach you are suggesting?


Sign for emergency room at hospital.
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What symptoms should be considered emergencies, and who should I contact?


Receptionist taking call from patient.
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How do I make sure my questions get answered?


Jennifer Mitchell Wilson

Jennifer Mitchell Wilson

@Jen_Rackley

Jennifer Mitchell Wilson is a dietitian and mother of three girls. Two of her children have dealt with acid reflux disease, food allergies, migraines, and asthma. She has a Bachelor of Science in dietetics from Harding University and has done graduate work in public health and nutrition through Eastern Kentucky University. In addition to writing for HealthCentral, she does patient consults and serves on the Board of Directors for the Pediatric Adolescent Gastroesophageal Reflux Association.