TOOLS TO TALK ABOUT URGENCY
Talking about your ulcerative colitis (UC) symptoms, like bowel urgency, is an important first step.
If you have trouble talking about urgency, you’re not alone. In a study, 60% of patients who weren’t comfortable talking about bowel urgency with their doctor said they were too embarrassed.
What’s your urgency story?
Try answering the questions below to help you tell your urgency story.
Talk Urgency Tips to get the most out of your next doctor’s visit
- Track your UC symptoms: Take note of how many times a day you experience your UC symptoms like urgency.
- The more details, the better: Talk about how your UC symptoms may impact you socially, professionally, or intimately.
- Be open and honest: If you’ve had a bowel urgency accident in the past, it may be helpful to share that story with your doctor.
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