i get them every 2-3 years, but i have it trhoughout my colon and dx 21 yrs ago.
I didn't have a recheck colonscopy for 10 yrs after diagnosis, but that was purely accidental, I had no flare ups, was not being followed by a GI, was on no meds, etc. I think you also have to play it by ear, you could go into a really longgggg remission, or the flip side your next flare up could be worse and the dr thinks it has spread.
i know getting colonoscopys helps my gi pinpoint where and how to treat based on what she sees.
UC dx 1991, have had it throughout colon in patches CURRENT:4inch isolated patch of inflamation in recto-sigmoid
Meds: Lialda , Entocort, Hydrocort/rowasa, omeprazole. weaning off oral entocort
fiber supp ,calcium, fish oil,multivit
jarrows sach. boul. probiotic,benebiotics, slippery elm
Diet: lactose intolerant Limit: sugar/alcohol/high acid foods/gluten. gluten free 2/24