There are no stupid questions here, we all have had to learn about
this disease many of us hadn't even heard of until we got it. A flare is when your colon has inflammation, with or without ulcers. Remission is when there are no ulcers and no inflammation. Technically, in remission there should be no symptoms, but a lot of us have our own definitions of remission. For instance, I think I'll never be back to one BM a day. But with no blood, no diarrhea and very rare urgency, I consider myself in remission.
Feel free to ask any questions you have, we've all asked our share of newby questions in our day.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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