Colitis Conversations: Getting an Accurate Diagnosis

About IBD

Jan 10 2022 • 44 mins


Once people understand that symptoms like ongoing diarrhea and bloody stools are not normal, they need a way to overcome embarrassment and talk their symptoms over with a health care provider. Having an open and honest conversation will help ensure a quicker diagnosis of ulcerative colitis and getting the right treatment.

On this episode, Rasheed Clarke, ulcerative colitis and j-pouch patient and author of Three Tablets Twice Daily and Dr Christina Ha, an IBDologist at the IBD Center at Cedars Sinai, provide support and guidance to patients with IBD symptoms, newly diagnosed patients, and anyone who is looking for a new way to speak with their health care providers about IBD treatments.

Concepts discussed on this episode include:

Find Dr Christina Ha at Cedars-Sinai, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Find Rasheed Clarke at RasheedClarke.com, LinkedIn, and read Three Tablets Twice Daily.

Find Amber J Tresca at AboutIBD.com, Verywell, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Credits: Mix and sound design is by Mac Cooney. Theme music, "IBD Dance Party," is from ©Cooney Studio.

Transcript available: https://bit.ly/AIBD107