If I have ulcerative colitis, do I need to talk with my doctor before I fly?

No. If you are doing well on your current regimen there shouldn't be any concern with flying. If you are not doing well at anytime you should see your doctor. As always, remember to take more than an adequate supply of your medications.
Not. Necessarily however pack all your meds in a carry on bag in case luggage is lost . Also make sure you have prescriptions filled prior to leaving so you have enough to get you thru the trip.

Related Questions

I have ulcerative colitis and chronic non-specific duodenitis. But my doc. Treats me only for UC and not for duodenitis. Any specific reason for it??

Ask your doctor. particularly if with symptoms from the duodenitis, be sure to ask your gastroenterologist since it is unclear whether or not you should be treated and depends on current medications, actual pathology from endoscopic biopsies, etc.. Read more...

Hi Doctor, my girlfriend wants to perform anal sex on me but I have ulcerative colitis, I'm in remission but is it safe?

Still use precaution. Should still use the usual precautions as per standard (condoms, dental dam etc). May be uncomfortable and you need to be very sure you are in remission/have that verified by your doctor otherwise you may have some contact bleeding and be at increased risk of other injuries. I suggest a consultation with your GP who has your records prior to your sexual activity. Read more...
Here are some... Do you want to get a professional blessing for anal sex? In reality, no one can offer such; anal sex is known to be a factor increasing risk for STD or unwanted hurting. The only way to avoid unwanted consequence is do not do it. So, you decide your own behavior as long as being willing to be responsible for what you do. In general, I recommend to avoid it; yet, you decide. Read more...

Hello doctors, can ulcerative colitis cause a homogeneous pattern on an ANA titer?

Yes. The antinuclear antibody test with the homogeneous pattern can be seen due to some medications and diseases other than lupus and sometimes even in people with no disease at all. Read more...

When should I call the doctor when it comes to ulcerative colitis? I have dull pain sometimes on the left side of back. I just can't see inside...

If you have. Uc and develop new GI symptoms such as pain, diarrhea that is different or more frequent, or blood in the stool then contact your treating gastroenterologist for advice. If you don't carry the diagnosis but suspect it then make an appointment with a gastroenteroligist for exam and possible colonoscopy with biopsies. Read more...
Change in bowels. Everybody is different but you'll come to recognize your early symptoms of a flare-up. Usually moderate-severe abdominal pain and/or bloody stools are reasons to call your doctor. Read more...

Have ulcerative colitis. Passing bright red blood since yesterday not much cramping, should I see my doctor? Thank you

Yes. Do not delay. You can become anemic very quickly if you do not address the problem. Read more...
Absolutely. You don't say if you are on current meds for uc or what they are but if this bleeding is new and you are on meds, you need to speak to your doctor promptly to let him know your status and to decide if your treatment is not working or there is another cause of the bleeding. Don't delay. Read more...