My colonoscopy and endoscopy

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indigosunrise
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   Posted 11/30/2007 5:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone,
 
Well I have my colonoscopy and endoscopy done today.  It was NOT bad at all! 
 
I do have a question though: the doctor said she could not see any signs of Crohn's but she did see some abnormalities in my esophagus as well as in my colon.  She also ran more blood work as well.  Can it be still be possible to have Crohn's even if they cannot visably see it?  She did take a lot of biopsies.  Anyone here ever had that where they could not see it?
 
My appetite is also like gone.  Is that normal?
 
Thanks everyone!

RFWrangler
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   Posted 11/30/2007 6:16 PM (GMT -7)   
I am going through a similar situation My scopes didn't show what they where looking for either from what I have read and heard it is possible for Crohn's to be any where in the GI tract and it could be possible for it not to be seen with scopes.

Good Luck.
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CrohnieToo
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   Posted 12/1/2007 9:24 AM (GMT -7)   
That is one of the reasons they do the biopsies AND SHOULD do biopsies even if they see nothing indicative. There are times that the inflammation from Crohn's is minimal and difficult if not impossible to see w/the naked eye that the biopsies, IF the pathologist knows his Crohn's, can detect.
 
Don't worry so much about the endoscopy. Crohn's in the esophagus or stomach is relatively rare. Most likely what was seen were indications of reflux and perhaps h.pylori in the stomach.


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Post Edited (CrohnieToo) : 12/1/2007 10:02:52 AM (GMT-7)

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