Questions to Ask Your Doctor

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  • I have symptoms, and I'm worried it might be ulcerative colitis.
  • I have UC, and this is a checkup or follow-up visit.
  • I have ulcerative colitis, and I'm sick or having problems.

I have symptoms, and I'm worried it might be ulcerative colitis.

What to Ask Your Doctor

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri, MD on October 23, 2017

  1. Are my symptoms a sign of ulcerative colitis (UC) or another condition?
  2. Are there different kinds of UC? Do they have different symptoms?
  3. Is there a test for ulcerative colitis?
  4. How is ulcerative colitis treated?
  5. Will changing my diet or lifestyle help ease my symptoms?

I have UC, and this is a checkup or follow-up visit.

What to Ask Your Doctor

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri, MD on October 23, 2017

  1. How serious is my ulcerative colitis?
  2. Should I take medication for ulcerative colitis? What are the side effects?
  3. Should I take nutritional supplements like probiotics?
  4. How often should I come in for checkups?
  5. What should I do if my symptoms suddenly get worse?

I have ulcerative colitis, and I'm sick or having problems.

What to Ask Your Doctor

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri, MD on October 23, 2017

  1. Is my ulcerative colitis getting worse?
  2. Should I have additional tests done?
  3. Should I change my ulcerative colitis medication?
  4. Should I consider surgery? What does surgery involve?
  5. What is my risk of developing colon cancer because of UC?