November 20, 2014
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Impact of ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis can have a major effect on your work, family, and social life.

How do you know when it's time to talk to your doctor?

It may be time for a doctor's visit if:

  • you're concerned that you may have ulcerative colitis
  • you're newly diagnosed with ulcerative colitis
  • you have questions about ulcerative colitis or ulcerative colitis treatment options
  • you're being treated for ulcerative colitis but your symptoms are still affecting your life

If any of the above applies to you, or if you have any other questions or concerns, see your doctor for help. Your doctor may refer you to a gastroenterologist, a specialist in digestive system disorders.

It's not always easy to talk to your doctor about ulcerative colitis. Bowel movements can be an uncomfortable topic. But starting the conversation with your doctor is your first step on the road to taking control of your ulcerative colitis.

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