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When to see a doctor about ulcerative colitis

People who have any of the symptoms associated with ulcerative colitis should see a doctor for proper diagnosis to confirm this condition (or to rule it out and confirm another diagnosis).

It is important to see a doctor and not self-medicate, because ulcerative colitis can cause major damage to the intestines and can cause complications if left untreated for a prolonged period.


People with existing ulcerative colitis need to see their doctor (and registered dietician) on a regular basis, to monitor their condition, to ensure they are not suffering from complications and to help with dietary management.

People with existing digestive disorders such as leaky gut syndrome or IBS may also need to see their doctor to rule out ulcerative colitis.


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  Last reviewed: 30 September 2008 || Last updated: 14 February 2009


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Disclaimer: This guide is not intended to be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. For any treatment or diagnosis of illness, please see your doctor.


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