I went in for a colonoscopy about 3 weeks ago with a new specialist. A year ago when i went in for just a partial exam with biopsies my doctor at the time said i had active disease in my large intestine and a granuloma in my stomach. He then went on to say that i more than likely had crohn's disease but never really went into detail. At the time i was thinking well how does something that just effects my large intestine (which led me to believe that it is ulcerative colitis) become crohn's.
So back to the new specialist, went over the results more or less same as last time but she went into more detail, said i have active disease in my large intestine ( saying also i have inflammatory crohn's with no stictures or fistulas and that most people fall into one of the 3 and if maintained may not go into the other catagories ) and that my small intestine seems normal but i have granulomas in my small intestine as well ( which is new because he never scoped the small one the last time). Another fun thing is that my biopsies show active disease but my blood work is normal
so i dont know how that works and she basically said it made it hard to follow. Her over all thing was that i was being diagnosed with crohns because of these granulomas being present in the small intestine and in my stomach and these are only present in Crohn's disease not UC.
So my questions are, anyone else have granulomas? can anyone give me an idea of what causes these.*did some research online but hard to find answers specific to crohn's*? And has anyone had normal blood work but acitve biopsies?
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