If you've had Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis for some time, you might know when a flare-up is coming on. There might be signs and symptoms that the IBD is coming back, and perhaps you can even nip things in the bud if you know what's happening.
If you're new to IBD, you might not recognize what is going on at first. Maybe you're tired and have a bout with diarrhea, but think nothing of it. Perhaps you have some discomfort and think that it's just part of the aches and pains that we all get.
How would you know if your IBD is flaring? There are a few symptoms that you can't ignore, and if you're experiencing them, you might be at the start of a relapse. Find out which symptoms you will want to call your doctor about -- I have outlined them here.