Not at all....urgency is another, rectal pain upon bms, frequency of bms, nausea, constipation...etc.
It depends as well as to where in the colon one's UC is as to the flare (not flair) symptoms are...although one can flare with flair! ;-)
Low in the rectum flares can consist of constipation, rectal pain and bleeding (if the tissue is that fragile).
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 4(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!