Yes, bowel urgency is a common symptom of UC.* If you still have bowel urgency when your other UC symptoms† are controlled, you’re not alone.‡
Get the facts about bowel urgency.
Bowel urgency can be a sign of uncontrolled inflammation from UC. Bowel urgency is one way your gut lets you know that your UC is not in control.
Our tools to talk can help you talk to your doctor about your UC symptoms, like bowel urgency.
Talking about your symptoms is an important first step. Try to be as detailed, open, and honest as possible.
Our tools to talk can help you tell your urgency story.
Some people with UC can still have bowel urgency even when their other symptoms† have improved.‡ According to the American College of Gastroenterology’s UC guidelines, control over bowel urgency is an important step toward control over your UC.
Check out UC support for resources like restroom access cards and restroom locators offered by organizations like the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation and Color of Crohn’s & Chronic Illness.