Scope and biopsies during a flare or when well

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jeanneac
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   Posted 12/2/2009 5:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I have to get a CT scan on friday and sigmoidoscopy on monday. My question is that should you get these tests when you are flaring vs. when well? I've had my ups and downs this year and right now things seem the best they have been in a very long time (perhaps due to the double strength VSL #3)?? I am worried nothing will show up. Any thoughts on this one?
diagnosed 1/09 with "diverticular colitis" ?? location: sigmoid colon
localized scleroderma & IBS, low thyroid,claritin, advair, singulair, lisinopril, progesterone, colazal, fish oil, synthroid, zoloft, wellbutrin, VSL#3 probiotic, Vit. D
Blood test positive for Crohn's via prometheus ibd serology panel
 


Keeper
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   Posted 12/2/2009 9:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I've had scopes in both well/ill conditions and while the "ill" scope showed more inflammation, the doctor had little problem characterizing Crohn's type changes in the gut in the "well" scope. He may have been looking closer on the "well" scope, because it came after the initial "ill" diagnostic scope.

jeanneac
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   Posted 12/3/2009 6:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for sharing Keeper. I appreciate it very much.

diagnosed 1/09 with "diverticular colitis" ?? location: sigmoid colon
localized scleroderma & IBS, low thyroid,claritin, advair, singulair, lisinopril, progesterone, colazal, fish oil, synthroid, zoloft, wellbutrin, VSL#3 probiotic, Vit. D
Blood test positive for Crohn's via prometheus ibd serology panel
 

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