Posted 2/9/2022 1:47 PM (GMT -8)
I have a question that could be awkward or just silly, so I was hoping to start here instead of asking my GI about it.....
(I've been trying to figure out how to say this, I'm just gonna go for it).
Can unprotected oral or vaginal sex trigger UC symptoms? - I think I'm noticing an association
The internet says stuff about prostaglandins in semen that can cause diarrhea and that prostaglandins could be responsible for "period poop" (which sounds a lot like UC poop). So I've been doing a deep dive into prostaglandins haha and it seems that Lialda (mesalamine) might work by reducing prostaglandin production, so I guess that's a thing. But I don't know if there's really enough prostaglandins in semen to have an impact or if Enytvio just isn't working for me anymore or both.
I'm already talking to my doctor about Entyvio, we're gonna increase to every 4 weeks and then move on to Stelara or Xeljanz if that doesn't work. I haven't decided if I want to ask her about sex. Idk maybe I'm just being silly.
Obviously, for now, my bf and I will make sure he uses a condom and see how that goes.