hi..i will try to say everything in order..and i hope it doesnt take 1 year to get a response back from someone.
i saw a commercial about uc and i had done research on it a while ago, but decided that i didnt have it, and then seeing the commercial told me to check again. i dont really know anything about the symptoms, and the internet only tells me so much so i thought a forum would be more specific.
i consider to have ibs..i can have stomach cramps( lower below the belly button) and i believe its after certain foods. i will have to go to the bathroom and after i go, the pain goes away. i am taking a probitic for ibs and also bought digestive enzymes i take with a meal. it has made a biggg difference, i have gones months without the cramping and just having normal bowel movements without the pain. but sometimes i can eat something i have many times, and i will feel bloated, full, and have some degree of pain and have to go to the bathroom.
the pain can wake me out of a sleep, which i thought with ibs doesnt happen once the bowels are asleep.
i want to know, does uc pain go away after going to the bathroom, what are flare ups and what do people mean when they say they go 10 to 12 times a day. does uc wake you up at night? ive never had bloody stool, or mucus, or anything like that. only the pain, and its only after i eat some things, its not just during the day for no reason. and it doesnt last weeks like some people say, it only last about 1 to 2 hours, long enough for my bowels to empty what was in there.
can anyone tell me what uc signs are and if it sounds like i have uc or an ibs thing.