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The 10 Most Important Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Ulcerative Colitis

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Female patient asking her doctor questions
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What part of the digestive system is my UC affecting?


Doctor listing treatment options to a patient
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What treatment or medication do you recommend for my UC?


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When will my UC symptoms subside?


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What are the possible side effects of my UC treatment?


Man grocery shopping with his son in the dairy aisle.
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Are there foods I should avoid with UC?


Man waking up with digestive pain
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What UC symptoms should I be concerned about?


Woman doing yoga at home
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What other lifestyle changes should I make for UC?


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How often should I see a doctor for follow-up care like colonoscopies?


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Do I need to worry about serious health complications from UC?


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When is surgery needed for UC?


Sheila M. Eldred

Sheila M. Eldred

@milepostmedia

Sheila Mulrooney Eldred is a graduate of Columbia’s School of Journalism and a former newspaper reporter. As a freelance health journalist, she writes about everything from deadly diseases to elite athletes, including superbugs, opioids, ticks, and laughter yoga. Her stories have appeared in The New York Times, Nature, FiveThirtyEight, Pacific Standard, STAT News, and other publications. In her spare time, she and her family love running, cross-country skiing, and mountain biking in Minneapolis.