Living With Ulcerative Colitis While at College


In this YouTube video shared in May 2013, vlogger Emily Ellen talks about what it’s like having inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) while at college.

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Emily was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis when she was a freshman in college. The diagnosis itself is stressful enough, but when you’re living in shared accommodation and have to share a bathroom with 30 other people, things can get a little bit tricky.

Emily talks about her diagnosis, the symptoms she experienced, the medications she’s been on and the side effects they caused.

Read our five tips to help you to self-manage your inflammatory bowel disease at college.

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