with a gastroenterologist



with a gastroenterologist

Start the conversation with your doctor about RINVOQ

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 toward ulcerative colitis (UC) remission.

A strong partnership with your doctor that considers both of your expertise can help you:

make a treatment plan that fits your needs

feel confident about your treatment choices

Ask your gastroenterologist how RINVOQ can help visibly repair the colon lining*

RINVOQ decreases inflammation caused by UC, which allows the colon lining to visibly repair. Clinical guidelines suggest that UC treatments that visibly repair the colon lining can increase the chance of achieving lasting, steroid-free remission.

RINVOQ is not for everyone. Before you and your doctor make a treatment decision, read about the Use and Important Safety Information below. Working together with your doctor can help you determine if RINVOQ is right for you.

*Areas that were assessed may not represent repair of the entire colon lining.

Do you have a doctor’s appointment coming up in the next 3 months?

To help you have a productive conversation with your doctor, try our Doctor Discussion Guide >

It’s important to talk to your doctor about your UC, especially if you’re experiencing severe symptoms. To help you get started, try our Doctor Discussion Guide >

Assess your condition with your gastroenterologist

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

Don’t stay on the sidelines

You play an important role in this partnership. Your experience with UC, your treatment priorities, and your long-term treatment goals—it all matters. That’s why it’s important to speak up during your gastroenterologist visits, and to make sure you feel heard.

Prepare ahead

Brushing up on UC terminology can make your next visit more productive. Start with our UC glossary.

Come with questions

Asking the right questions can lead to discovering the right treatment option. Come to your next gastroenterology appointment prepared and don’t be afraid to ask follow-up questions about anything that doesn't seem clear.

Don’t be ashamed to share

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

If you’re not sure how to navigate the conversations with your doctor, our UC doctor discussion guide may help.

Get a doctor to help you figure out what’s going on. Find the right medication so you can continue your life in a more positive way.

—JASMINE, moderate to severe UC patient

Are you looking for a UC specialist? Find a Gastroenterologist >

Take charge: More topics for you

Frequently asked questions about RINVOQ

Get answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about RINVOQ.

UC terms to know

Understand the terms that gastroenterologists use so you can feel more empowered at every appointment.