Welcome to HealingWell. My symptoms in flare are pretty much as described by Sherry, with the addition of severe lower back pain and utter exhaustion. And yes, if your GI thinks you might have UC, you need to have a colonoscopy with biopsies. Thats' the only reliable way to diagnose UC and to differentiate it from Crohn's.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
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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