test results from colonoscopy????

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Mormor Vicky
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   Posted 1/16/2010 9:16 AM (GMT -7)   
My sister had a colonoscopy yesterday for "d" and bleeding.  Does anyone know what Ulceration, granularity, friability and erythema in the destal rectum compatible with the distal proctitis (biopsy) means?  I'm thinking she is the third person in the family to have IBD. 

Vicky / 49 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
 
Daughter (28) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
 
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression
Cymbalta, Metformin, Lipitor, Lisinopril


sheep87
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   Posted 1/16/2010 9:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Didnt they discuss the results after the Colonoscopy was done? I was diagnosed 2 weeks back and after my Colonoscopy they explained what they found and gave me lots of leaflets and books on Crohns. As i was sedated they also explained everything to my wife. Does your sister have an appointment to see them soon?

Mormor Vicky
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   Posted 1/16/2010 9:56 AM (GMT -7)   
I think they are waiting until they get the results back from the biopsies. He did give her a prescription for canasa which I know is the same as pentasa but in a suppository. I'm pretty sure this all mean Ulcerative Colitis but the doctor didn't say that to her.
Vicky / 49 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
 
Daughter (28) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
 
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression
Cymbalta, Metformin, Lipitor, Lisinopril


FunGuy
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   Posted 1/16/2010 12:00 PM (GMT -7)   
sounds like ibd. I don't know what erythema is. google it
 


gypsyfp
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   Posted 1/16/2010 12:41 PM (GMT -7)   
After my colonoscopy, the doctor quickly told me I had aphthous ulcers (tiny sores) and moderate inflammation in my rectum, which was paler (loss of vasculature) than it should be. Everything else in the colonoscopy looked fine. My follow up appointment with my GI wasn't until a week or so later and she explained the results more clearly and discussed the results of my biopsies. I was diagnosed with crohn's of the terminal ileum as a kid and now it's all moved to the rectum. My GI still says I have Crohn's disease, and not UC. My GI wanted me to go on remicade for a skin to rectum fistula but it wasn't approved. I might end up taking these suppositories like your sister or Lialda.
Crohn's can still wreck the rectum; it's just not as common a place as the terminal ileum. Tell your sister to schedule a follow up with her GI if she hasn't done so already and to bring you with her to the doctor next time! After my first colonoscopy, I was so out of it that I don't even remember what was said. My mom did all the talking and asked all the questions. It also helps to take notes to review later because everyone gets overwhelmed when they hear it the first time.
Diagnosed with typical Crohn's at 16.
Got lucky with Asacol for a year, then even luckier with ten years of relative remission.
Now abscesses and fistulas are having an "atypical" Crohn's party around my junk.
My HMO refused the Remicade and now I could be going on Lialda or sulfa? blah


Nanners
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   Posted 1/17/2010 9:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Vicky, just wanted to send healing prayers and good wishes you and yours sisters way. Hugs!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

Grandpato2
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   Posted 1/18/2010 12:18 AM (GMT -7)   
What I get is Ulcers. Granularity Means coarseness; Friable are large particles that are readily crumbles; brittle. Erythema is redness. Distal rectum is the very end of the rectum and distal proctitis is distal disease (left-sided colitis): colitis confined to the rectum (proctitis) or rectum and sigmoid colon (proctosigmoiditis). I think this would be a pretty common description of Ulcerative Colitis.I used Google, I am not a Dr. please keep that in mind.
Male with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since early 2003.Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control.5-asa Salofalk, Entecort, Imuran and Prednisone in the past.

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