So, the doctor called today after my husband's ct scan and biopsises from his colonoscopy.
The ct scan was negetive for what they were looking for- tumor, mass, etc.. in the appendix, because the appendix is swollen, along the cecal area.
Anyways... the doctor wants to put him on creon 10- because of the high fat content that he has in his bowel- from his 24 hour sample.
Also.. the pathology report from the biopsies said this:
the differntial indicates crohn's colitis or damage from drug use.
Okay, so my husband doesn't use drugs- except for ones for his GERD, and blood pressure medicine- 10 mg... she said those drugs wouldn't cause that.
So, are we back to crohn's? She said she didnt'know.. she was just the nurse- but it does point to crohn's of more then a likely picture... but she doesn't know for sure, because the pathologist said the differential points to crohn's colitis or damage from drug use--- so either way, I guess they still don't know?
On another note, since my husband's colonoscopy last Tuesday, today was the first time he had a bowel movement- which is good. No pain, no cramps.
His last flare up was over 2 months long, and he lost about 10 pounds in those 8 days of diarrhea that lasted 8 days long- 20 movements or so each day. Hasn't had a flare up since.
We would just like to know what this is.
THe doctor wants to do the egd tomorrow- to see if they can get a better picture of anything--- since he was diagnosed with gerd 11 years ago, it could be crohn's there- she said. Hmm, they never said anything about that 11 years ago. They just put him on meds, and kept him there all these years, because the gerd comes back as soon as he tries to wean off the meds. 40mg of omeprazole a day along with 150 mg of zantac- he wants to j ust not do the egd tomorrow, as he doesn't see that it will make a difference, and if nothing is conclusive, why bother....
I'm frustrated, as well.
What the heck!!