No two flares are the same. Sometimes it's subjective and based on symptoms alone (compared to my last flare this one is far worse). If a scope (colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy) was done then your gastroenterologist might define the inflammation as mild, moderate, or severe. For me, a bad/severe flare was 20+ bms a day (there is a point you stop counting), stabbing abdominal pain, nearly incontinence-level urgency, you get the picture. For me, a mild flare was 4-6 bms, watery/semi-formed and urgent.
Yea, that makes sense. We just throw these terms around so much that I wanted to see how people classified things.
I am definitely having a mild flare. Probably the most mild I have ever had. Lots of gas, bloating, some stabbing ab pain, definitely blood but the urgency is not even close to how bad it's been in the past. Urgency will definitely increase if I eat the wrong thing. This is more of a nuisance than anything else. But I have gone through the bad ones before so I definitely feel lucky this time around.