Hi and welcome to healingwell. Here is some basic info but you can find more at ccfa or mayo clinic
First thing to look at is what type of UC does a person have. Proctitis is limited to the very bottom of the colon. Left sided is just that, mainly on the left side. And pancolitis affects the entire colon.
The severity of the disease is different. You can have mild pancolitis or severe proctis. Severity just means how ulcerated and what symptoms does one have. Lots of blood and 10+ bms is severe. Mild may have 4+ and no blood. It also depends how your bms are.
For me 3-4 a day is normal even in remission. Others would say that I'm not in remission becasue for them 1 bm is normal.
To determine if you have mild UC I would ask are you having blood, pain, cramping, D or any other symtoms? or is it 4 pretty normal bms?
I know others can express this more eloquently and I hope they chime in as I am very groggy from a procedure (all ok!) and not at my most articulate
Left sided UC diagnosed 1/98 age 19, Pan colitis diagnosed 1/07
Currently on 4x3 Asacol, no more pred after two years!!!! Off imuran as remicade is working!
Prontonix once daily for acid reflux, zofran 8mg every six hours for nausea
Remicade started 3/1/08...just had 4th infusion