SirJames, sometimes that terrible urgency is a symptom of proctitis. The rectum is the last part of your colon to clear up, and the first to flare.
Are you on any maintenance medications between flares?
Have you tried any rectal meds? A lot of people are helped by Rowasa or hydrocortisone enemas to clear up the proctitis and ease the urgency. You may want to discuss this with your GI.
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Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.