My current GI used to have me lay down and feel my abdomen/colon area all the way around but I think that was during times that I wasn't doing well. No rectal exam although my primary doctor used to do that during my annual physical.
Since I'm doing so well and come in with no issues all we do is talk and she makes notes on my chart. I'm now down to 1 visit a year from 2 because of my improvement.
edit: nurse weighs me and takes blood pressure and heart rate readings. Nothing much ever changes, good times or bad.
Current diet=SCD+Paleo modified (some fruit+dairy OK now)
In remission April 2010 after 10 years of UC with no remission ever
Jan 2010 began SpecCarbDiet (modified to remove dairy, fruit & juices,)
Gluten-free=bleeding stopped in 3 days, 95% remission in 5.5 months on SCD
(9)Balsalazide+(2)Citrucel, mesalamine enema as needed (1) VSL#3 nightly
Post Edited (imagardener2) : 6/27/2012 11:47:12 AM (GMT-6)