Speaking up for Bowel Urgency
There are patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) who suffer from bowel urgency in silence1,2. It’s time to hear their stories and break the silence. Ask about bowel urgency at every visit.
Watch your colleagues discuss stories based on real patient experiences and find out why it’s so important to ask your patients about one of their most impactful symptoms3.
Participants are paid consultants, and the content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
Explore all Urgency
No amount of planning could have helped Charlotte at the grocery store.
Bowel urgency turned a trip of a lifetime into one he wishes he could forget.
An abrupt meeting interruption that has all her coworkers confused.
It took only one bowel urgency moment to change his relationship forever.
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COMMIT TO ASKING ABOUT BOWEL URGENCY AT EVERY VISIT.
Some patients may be too embarrassed to bring it up.1,2