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

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Woman discussing options for IBD treatment with her doctor.
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Digestive tract.
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What part of the digestive system is my UC affecting?


Doctor discussing a diet plan for a patient with IBD.
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What treatment or medication do you recommend for my UC?


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When will my UC symptoms subside?


List of possible side effects of medication.
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What are the possible side effects of my UC treatment?


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Are there foods I should avoid with UC?


Adult woman worrying.
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What UC symptoms should I be concerned about?


Woman sitting in a gym next to a dumbbell.
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What other lifestyle changes should I make for UC?


Senior woman talking to young female doctor.
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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?


IBD patient talking to a gastroenterologist.
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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.