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Ask the Right Questions at Your Next Doctor's Appointment

Who is the appointment for?

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What is the reason for the appointment?

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Has a doctor diagnosed you or your loved one with ulcerative colitis?

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Is the appointment with a current or new doctor?

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What are your symptoms? (Optional)

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What medications are you taking (if any) for Ulcerative Colitis? (Optional)

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Most important questions to ask about Ulcerative Colitis

Top 10 Questions about Ulcerative Colitis

  1. What is ulcerative colitis and what causes it?
  2. Is my ulcerative colitis affecting my entire colon or just the lower parts of it?
  3. Are there any symptoms of ulcerative colitis that should alert me to call you?
  4. What are the symptoms of ulcerative colitis?
  5. What are my treatment options for ulcerative colitis?
  6. When is surgery indicated to treat ulcerative colitis and what are the options?
  7. What lifestyle changes, such as dietary changes, exercise, stress management, and stopping smoking, will help improve my symptoms and prevent flares?
  8. What medications can treat ulcerative colitis and how long do they take to start working?
  9. Am I a good candidate for biologic medication for ulcerative colitis?
  10. What are the possible risks, benefits, side effects, and interactions of my medication for ulcerative colitis?
  1. What is ulcerative colitis and what causes it?
  2. Is my ulcerative colitis affecting my entire colon or just the lower parts of it?
  3. Is ulcerative colitis curable or controllable?
  4. How will ulcerative colitis affect my daily life and long-term health ?
  5. Are there any symptoms of ulcerative colitis that should alert me to call you?
  6. What possible complications of ulcerative colitis should I be aware of?
  7. Are my family members at risk for ulcerative colitis and what information should I provide to them?
  8. Does ulcerative colitis increase my lifelong risk of developing colon cancer?
  9. What types of healthcare providers, such as a gastroenterologist and dietitian, do I need to see and how often do I need to see them?
  10. Will my ulcerative colitis get worse over time and how quickly is mine likely to progress?
  11. How will I know if my ulcerative colitis is getting worse and what should I do?
  12. What are the symptoms of ulcerative colitis?
  13. Could another medical condition be causing my symptoms?
  14. How is ulcerative colitis diagnosed and what kinds of tests do I need?
  15. Can my primary care doctor diagnose ulcerative colitis or will I need to see a specialist, such as a gastroenterologist?
  16. Does ulcerative colitis get worse over time?
  17. How does ulcerative colitis affect your life and long-term health?
  18. What are my treatment options for ulcerative colitis?
  19. What might happen if I do nothing to treat my ulcerative colitis?
  20. What tests, such as imaging exams, colonoscopy, and lab tests, do I need to manage my ulcerative colitis?
  21. When is surgery indicated to treat ulcerative colitis and what are the options?
  22. Will my ulcerative colitis recur after surgery or is surgery curative?
  23. What lifestyle changes, such as dietary changes, exercise, stress management, and stopping smoking, will help improve my symptoms and prevent flares?
  24. What support groups or therapists are available to help me deal with social inhibitions, emotional issues, and intimacy problems?
  25. How will I know if my treatment plan is working well or if it needs to be changed?
  26. What medications can treat ulcerative colitis and how long do they take to start working?
  27. Am I a good