Your IBD Consultation
What is the purpose of your IBD consultation?
The healthy, the strong individual, is the one who asks for help
when he needs it. Whether he has an abscess on his knee or in his
What will happen at my IBD consultation?
Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD (including both Crohn's disease
and ulcerative colitis), can affect many aspects of your life - such
as your ability to work, have a relationship or go out with friends.
With proper medical care, however, it is possible for you to get
your symptoms under control and get on with your life. It is
important, therefore, to make regular visits to a trained specialist
in IBD (gastroenterologist) to make sure your disease is under
control and continues to be managed well. You will usually have
regular check-ups every 6 months to 1 year when your symptoms are
well-controlled and more often if you having difficulties. Your IBD
consultation is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions you
may have and raise any concerns about your treatment plan.
Severe disease will usually need regular check-ups every 6 months to
1 year when the symptoms are well-controlled and more often if you
are having difficulties.
What is the role of my gastroenterologist?
Your gastroenterologist is a trained specialist in IBD and is
usually your main point of contact for treatment, managing your
symptoms and ensuring your general health and well-being. He or she
is there to help, and the more you are able to communicate your
needs the better able he or she is to make decisions to help meet