So I had my first colonoscopy this past Wednesday, to figure out why I've been having blood and mucus in my stool. My Mom has UC, since she was 18, so the Doc figures that's what I have as well. I don't have the diarrhea, just stomach pains and the blood and mucus.
The GI Specialist took biopsies during the colonoscopy and I'm now waiting on results. She did give me a printout with some pictures of my insides and some doctor lingo. The main thing that worried me was that my colon is friable. Is this common with UC? I know this means it's very fragile, can the colon heal itself or be healed? I'm terrified that I'll have to have it removed if it's in such a bad state.
Some insight please!