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   Posted 2/28/2009 7:16 AM (GMT -7)   
My mother recently had a colonoscopy  and dx with irritable bowel and was given a prescription for PEG. She is confused,  as we all are when just waking up and doesn't know what it is. Any ideas?
dx'd with Crohns 1984, I was in remission for 12 years
Bowel Resection surgery 2006, Now weaning off  Predisone after another flare. Started taking my Asacol again.

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   Posted 2/28/2009 9:01 AM (GMT -7)   
PEG is an aconym for lots of things, including a feeding tube and the chemcial polyethylene glycol. Ask you doc. It difficult in the beginning because you don't even know what questions to ask. So make a list of questions and make sure your doctor answers all of them. Sometimes their assistants/nurses are very helpful in answering questions when the doc is busy.

Take care.
Diagnosed with rectal Crohn's in early 2007.  Several peri-rectal abscesses and two fistulae with setons.  Allergic to Remicade and Humira.  Currently on 6MP, and vitamins D and B-12.

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