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Potsie
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   Posted 3/2/2010 10:28 AM (GMT -7)   
The doctor says my sons small intestines are ok. Is that good news?

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   Posted 3/2/2010 10:42 AM (GMT -7)   
That means more than likely most of his Crohns is located in his colon (or large intestine). That means he has Crohns Colitis. Not sure if its good news or not, he still has Crohns. Good luck!
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Zanne
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   Posted 3/2/2010 10:57 AM (GMT -7)   
It more or less just helps them know what type of medications will help. Some meds are more effective in different areas. Like Nanners said, not good or bad news, just helpful news. It also doesn't mean that it will stay that way long term, just an FYI.
Suzanne

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 3/2/2010 2:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Not to be an alarmist, just more po at his lack of investigative tech.
How in the world can your son's doctor can back up that statement, because it is not like he has actually visualized the inside of your son's small intestine (it takes a pill camera) or taken biosy from the small intestine with an 18 foot endoscopy (not a regular EGD)? Because CT scan's do not always show disease in the small intestine. These kind of broad base generalizations they make based off a plain old contrast ct scans/ and regular scopes (and not actual real life putting eyes on the intestine) just piss me off, because I have severe disease in my small intestine that may have not scarred as bad if they had caught it in time.

Disease in the small intestine is a bit worse then in the colon, because it is were certain vitimens and minerals are absorbed. For example alot of us crohnies need to have b-12 injections, because the disease has attacked and scarred our terminal illium (the place where b-12 is absorbed) to the point that we can no longer intestinally absorb the b-12.


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Zanne
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   Posted 3/2/2010 3:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Good point Navy. I was not following all the tests done. Yes a pill camera should be done to actually see where disease may be lurking. I actually always have some mild symptoms but when I have my colonoscopies the doctor only sees some mild ulceration at the site of the anastamosis, not enough to cause any symptoms, in his words. So obviously there is some disease activity going on further up and we can't always rely on the results of the doctors favorite test.
Suzanne

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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