Regardless of whether you're improving or not, you should be on at least 5ASA meds..oral and rectal to make sure your colon isn't going to react for a UC flare.
Just fyi...you would have "colitis"....inflammation in the colon...but are you sure you've been diagnosed with UC? or has that been clarified.
You could add a probiotic and a fibre supplement to help your colon get back to its normal rhythm and flora from whatever it is that made you sick.
Seems weird that he's assuming it'll clear up on its own....if you indeed to have UC, not all flares have the classic blooe, etc. Mild inflammation can cause increased bms and diarrhea, depending on how high it's gone.
He should take it more seriously....but it's good he's done stool samples for you.
Hope he doesn't leave you hanging if the samples are neg/
*Heather* Status..Asacol (3 x2 daily); flaring /Dec 22, tapered to every 3rd nite
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed; started Omega 3
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!