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 towards 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

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 >

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 your voice matters during your gastroenterologist visits. 

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.

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.