Humans are sexual beings. We live, we love, we have intimate relationships and some of us will have children. There will be some concerns to discuss and issues that may require adjustment. How you feel is natural for you at this point in time.
Sex is a normal, healthy part of any relationship. It not only feels good but also helps you stay connected with your partner. Ulcerative colitis UC symptoms like diarrhea, pain, and fatigue can require you to make some adjustments to your sex life. UC can leave you with surgical scars, an ostomy bag, and worries about incontinence. You might feel reluctant to have sex. Your doctor may have advice to help you feel better. They may even know of local support groups that can help you feel less alone.
Inflammatory bowel disease IBD affects approximately 1 in people living in the United States and generally occurs with equal frequency in men and women. However, despite equal sex distribution of the disease, men and women face unique challenges that can significantly impact quality of life. As more is discovered regarding the pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, and treatment of IBD, physiologic and psychological differences between men and women with IBD have become increasingly apparent.