I’m Having a Colitis Flare, Should I Call My Doctor?

Yes.  But don’t freak out!

If you are like the ordinary citizen on planet earth, you are probably freaked out by the sight of blood dripping out of your anus.  Well, at least I was for quite some time.  It takes alot of willpower or maybe just education to be a UC patient who doesn’t freak out at the sight of this.  But in reality, blood in the toilet bowl is part of being a colitis patient.

Don’t freak out.  Do call your doctor.

There is nothing worse than noticing the signs of a UC flare and waiting until you are too weak to move before telling your doctor.  The reason being, at that time, there are less options for treatment for you.  At that point you might need to even be admitted to a hospital to begin some hardcore medications to get you over the hump of the flare.  IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THAT WAY.

IF you have UC, and you are noticing signs of a flare, contact your doctor right away.  Let him/her know what is going on.  That is why there are doctor’s on this planet anyways.  They are there to help you through tough times.  Colitis flares are part of the game, and everyone with UC goes through them.

So, for the record, don’t sit in the closet and hide it when you’re having a flare, call your doctor and let them know what is going on.

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