Talking about troublesome bowel habits -- or uncomfortable bowel exams -- isn't easy. "My husband has had ulcerative colitis for close to 20 years," Sandikal writes to WebMD's online Colitis and Crohn's Support Group. "But he never mentioned his symptoms to a doctor again after the first one recommended a colonoscopy."
If you're having bloody diarrhea and cramping, however, being well-informed and articulate is crucial to getting the care you need. How much do you already know about UC?
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