Doctor looking on at woman on metro concerned about bowel urgency

Hypothetical patient

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The True Impact of Bowel Urgency

Understanding Starts With Asking

Some patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) are too embarrassed to bring up bowel urgency with their doctor.1* Like Sara, who changed jobs because of her commute.1-3†

*Study was conducted in Japan (n=501).

Based on UC and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) studies conducted outside the US.

Learn how bowel urgency might impact your patients with UC. Ask about bowel urgency at every visit.


It’s too humiliating to explain . . . even to my doctor. So, when he didn’t ask, I didn’t tell my story.

-Bruna, Urgency Anonymous

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  1. Hibi T, Ishibashi T, Ikenoue Y, Yoshihara R, Nihei A, Kobayashi T. Ulcerative colitis: disease burden, impact on daily life, and reluctance to consult medical professionals: results from a Japanese internet survey. Inflamm Intest Dis. 2020;5:27-35. doi:10.1159/000505092
  2. Lesnovska KP, Frisman GH, Hjortswang H, Börjeson S. Critical situations in daily life as experienced by patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Gastroenterol Nurs. 2016;39(3):195-203. doi:10.1097/SGA.0000000000000211
  3. Farrell D, McCarthy G, Savage E. Self-reported symptom burden in individuals with inflammatory bowel disease. J Crohns Colitis. 2016;10(3):315-322. doi:10.1093/ecco-jcc/jjv218