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Can you get a flare up of ulcerative colitis?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
11 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely

Flares of ulcerative colitis(uc) are quite common and can be brought on by other illness (cold, flu, etc), medications (ibuprofen, aspirin, alleve, etc), missing doses of your uc meds and sometimes for no apparent reason.

In brief: Absolutely

Flares of ulcerative colitis(uc) are quite common and can be brought on by other illness (cold, flu, etc), medications (ibuprofen, aspirin, alleve, etc), missing doses of your uc meds and sometimes for no apparent reason.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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Nicole Bressler
Emergency Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease in which your immune system cannot control inflammation.
There are meds that help keep the inflammation under control but flare up can occur. It may be possible that current meds may need to be adjusted. Be sure to see you doctor about flare ups because ulcerated colitis can continue to spread throughout the colon.

In brief: Yes

Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease in which your immune system cannot control inflammation.
There are meds that help keep the inflammation under control but flare up can occur. It may be possible that current meds may need to be adjusted. Be sure to see you doctor about flare ups because ulcerated colitis can continue to spread throughout the colon.
Nicole Bressler
Nicole Bressler
Answer assisted by Nicole Bressler, Medical Student
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Yes

Both uc and crohn's are characterized by periods of active disease and remission.

In brief: Yes

Both uc and crohn's are characterized by periods of active disease and remission.
Dr. Jason Hemming
Dr. Jason Hemming
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