Welcome to HealingWell, nickynacky. I love the screen name, but it's long to type. I hope you'll excuse the abbreviation.
Your symptoms certainly sound like you may have UC. It's very important, though, to be properly diagnosed - with a colonoscopy and biopsies - because there are other conditions that can mimic the symptoms of UC. Have you been referred to a gastroenterologist yet? What diagnostic evaluations have been done?
While the minutes slowly tick by waiting to get results, you might consider checking out the UC resources thread on this page. It has a lot of helpful information about
UC and its management.
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.
Co-Moderator UC Forum
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