Approx 3 years ago I had my first colonoscopy and the doctor found some "spots" that seemed out of the ordinary but no ulcers, bleeding etc. After the biopsies he said he thinks it is Crohn's and have been on different medications since. Well, 3 years later I have been up and down with flare-ups and continued complaining to the doctor so they decided for another colonoscopy.
Following the procedure he gave me the following information on sheet of paper:
- Friability, erythema, congestion & ulceration in the sigmoid colon and mid-descending colon that is compatible with Crohn's.
- Ulceration, friability, erythema & congestion in the terminal ileum
- Otherwise normal colonoscopy to cecum
- Increase Imuran to 150mg from 100mg and add Entocort 3mg 3x/day
I recently got back the biopsy results with: Mild Colitis. No Cancer.
I currently take (in addition to the above) 1 Gram Pentasa 4x/day. Of course a few days after the procedure I begin to feel bad again and he prescribed a dose of Flagyl for 10 days and my family doctor put me on 40mg of Prednisone a day for (possibly unrelated) pain in my tailbone.
Now to my question. With the biopsy results, does it seem to indicate that I have ulcerative colitis instead of Crohn's? I have a followup appt with him in about
two weeks and am confused on the results. I have been popping a lot of pills recently and think I only feel better because of the pred.
Post Edited (ChronnieMan) : 10/23/2009 11:19:02 PM (GMT-6)