I had my colonoscopy today and was very out of it when the Dr talked to me, he gave me a written report of his findings but I have no idea what many of these things are, the pictures sure aren't pretty though, if anyone can tell me in plain english what any of this means and possibly how good or bad it may be I would be so gratefull.
First of all let me say that it can't be that great because he states the intention was "advancing to the cecum. The scope was advanced to the descending colon before the procedure was aborted." Where is my cecum and how far is it from the descending colon?
He also puts that there was "Patchy severe inflammation characterized by congestion (edema), erosions, friability, granularity and deep ulcerations was found in the rectum and in the recto-sigmoid colon. Biopsies were taken with a cold forceps for histology." I assume congestion just means swelling, what are erosions, friability, and granularity?
The next line reads all of the above in addition to: erythema and confluent ulcerations located from 40 to 60 cm proximal to the anus. What are these?
Then also "Appears to possibly have false lumen at 50cm, abcess??, fistula? " What is a false lumen
I guess I also need to go to medical school.
A couple of weeks ago he told me to restart my entocort and he wanted to start me on 6mp, today however he told me to switch to prednisone indefinately and he wants me to start remicade. Isn't remicade one of the big guns? Is it typical to go to this before trying other things?
Any input is appreciated
Dx CD Oct '06 remarried July '05 mom of 3 boys ages 12, 15, and my baby born Oct. 07.