Ulcerative Colitis flares can be painful and frustrating. Many of those coping with this disease forget that treatment it is an ongoing process making the most common cause of a flare a lapse in treatment.
Treatment goes beyond keeping up with medications… it also includes managing your stress and proper diet. Many patients are able to manage a flare on their own using over the counter medications, relaxation and a mild diet.
If you notice your UC symptoms flaring up for longer than 7-10 days it may be a good time to stop by and see us at Colon Surgeons of Charleston. In rare cases ulcerative colitis flares can be a sign of a more complicated medical issue. If you notice thick blood in your stool, run a fever or suffer severe abdominal pain we suggest you give your colon physician a call immediately. Your care is always our top priority.
1439 Stuart Engals Blvd Ste. 100
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
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