Ulcerative Colitis can cause pain and flare-ups, so how do you know if your symptoms are an emergency? If you have ulcerative colitis (UC), you’ve probably had diarrhea, stomach cramps, and an urgent need to go to the bathroom. These symptoms can get worse during a flare-up. Most of the time, seeing a gastroenterologist is the best move to make. But sometimes, signs can turn into a medical issue that needs to be dealt with at the hospital.
For example, if you have serious stomach pain, can’t eat or drink, or have had blood in your stool for several days, you should go to the emergency room (ER) to find out what’s wrong. Mejdi Ahmad, M.D., a doctor at Medical Offices of Manhattan in New York City, looks at these and other signs that you need to go to the hospital, as well as what to expect if you end up there because of your condition. Read the article.