Kara, the urgency is caused by inflammation in the rectum. Remember, that will be the last area to heal and healing doesn't occur overnight. I'd suggest talking to your GI about
some rectal meds - Cortifoam or Rowasa perhaps - to help heal the rectum and try to prevent it from going into a full-blown flare. Treating as soon as you have symptoms usually works better than waiting until you're really sick.
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.
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