with a gastroenterologist

Team up against ulcerative colitis (UC)

The chase for temporary symptom relief stops here. Team up with your gastroenterologist to create a treatment plan that can help get you on the path towards remission.

Put UC to the test

When getting ready for a gastroenterologist visit, it’s important to know what to expect. Here are some ways your gastroenterologist can determine the severity of your UC: 

Collecting samples to send to a lab

  • Blood tests
  • Stool studies

Performing a type of endoscopy to look inside the body

  • Colonoscopy
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy

Taking images or scans

  • X-rays
  • CT scans



Be heard

No one knows your experience with UC like you. That’s why
having a voice during your gastroenterologist visit matters. 

Prepare ahead

Brushing up on UC terminology can make your next visit more productive. It's easy to get started with our glossary.

Remember, it’s a two-way conversation

Discovering appropriate treatment options can mean asking the right questions. When you’re talking with your gastroenterologist, ask follow-up questions about anything that doesn't seem clear.

Share openly and honestly

The more your gastroenterologist knows, the better. Don't hold back, even if it feels uneasy at first.

I have always gone to doctor’s appointments prepared with questions. The more open that you are with what you’re going through and your symptoms, the more your doctor can help you.

—AMIE, moderate to severe UC patient 

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