Mild chronic Inflaamation in rectum and descending colon

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rare
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   Posted 4/5/2011 10:49 PM (GMT -7)   
hi all,
 
I got fever and sufferedd from dysentry on 1st jan 2011. then I marked red substance in my stool. I went to the doctor .blood and mucus was detected in stool test and my ESR was 41 which is much higher than normal.Then my doctor did colonscopy and took a tissue for biopsy.
 
Diagonsis on report is: Mild chronic inflammation in rectum and descending colon.ulcerative colitis term is not used.
 
Is it mild form of ulcerative coiltis?
 
i was prescribed ordinazole and rafigut for a month. I again undergo colonscopy on 1 feb and only few patchy areas was found. doctor said that there is 90%improvement.
Then he suggested me to take mesacol 3 times a day and rabium once in morning.I am taking this medication from last 2 months and continuing it.
I felt things were improving and couldnt see much mucus  but from from 1st april i found a lot more mucus in my stool. i was very worried . i again had a stool test and blood test
this time no blood is detected in stool also ESR is normal.(10)
but i can clearly see more amount of mucus in my stool.
I have consulted my doc , he asked to have colonscopy only if I want or suggested me to wait for sometime and continue mesacol for 3 more months.
 
I am very much worried. can anybody tell me that high mucus is alarming or wat should i do?
 
also i went thru various material . I am very very confused dat wat kind of diet i should take.
doc has only asked to avoid dairy products.I drink horlicks in morning and take curd , grapes , banana, papaya.lunch and dinner both cosist of rotis. is it alright or anything i should stop taking?
 
Plzz help.
 

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   Posted 4/6/2011 5:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm not familiar with the medications that you are talking about but it seems that you may have a form of colitis but not necessarily Ulcerative Colitis. Colitis just means inflammation in the large intestine. There are different forms of colitis, which can be cured over time. Ulcerative colitis can not be cured.

I'm not that familiar with the colitis diet, however it would make sense to follow a low residue diet so it won't irritate the colon even more. Mucous is a sign that your colon is not agreeing with something you ate. But keep in mind that even healthy people get mucous in their colon and stool.
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   Posted 4/6/2011 9:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Agreed. I wouldn't necessarily be too worried about the mucus. If it is caused by your colitis then it might be of a concern but if it is simply a food intolerance then just stop eating that food (of course finding this out is a lot more complicated).
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   Posted 4/6/2011 9:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Did your doctor say what he/she thinks is causing your chronic inflammation? Did you have stool tested for ova & parasites? If your problem started with dysentery, the doctor should test right away to rule out any infectious organisms-- even before doing scopes. / Old Hat (30 yrs with left-sided UC; presently in remission taking brandname Colazal)

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   Posted 4/6/2011 10:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I think you should also insist that multiple stool samples be tested. I've heard stool samples can often give false negatives. It sounds like you have sme form of colitis but not necessarily Ulcerative Colitis. The word colitis means inflammation in the colon and you have that according to the report.

I think my first sigmoidoscopy showed proctitis but the report didn't say UP, just proctitis. Later pathology said UC or chronic active UC or inactive colitis. It seems like these things are all inconsistent. I should really get all of my colonoscopy reports and give them a look over.

I guess all you can do is go with the plan of action and hopefully your nflammation goes away forever! If not, you may need to have another scope in the future to get more biopsies. Did the GI take a lot of biopsies?
 
I have never heard of those meds yo're taking either. I hope they help you. Often people try antibiotics like flagyl and cipro to cure bacterial colitis. Please keep us updated on your progress.
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   Posted 4/11/2011 8:35 PM (GMT -7)   
bump for rare.

If you click on your username you can see your recent posts.
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rare
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   Posted 4/12/2011 11:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,
thanks notsosicklygirl.

medication is not new . Rifagut which i took for a month in jan 11 is non-specific antibiotic.after that I am taking mesacol (400mg) til now.active ingredient is mesalamine.
actually its same as asacol just brand names are different in different country.
@oldhat
i have done with complete test of stool ovas, parasites,pathogens....these are not detected in my stool.

Gi says that it is non-specific coilitis and it is difficult to say whether is microscopic coilitis or sthg else.

My first Gi has suggested to continue with mesacol(400mg) 3 times a day (so total 1.4gm of mrsacol)
i am worried from april when i saw clearly visible mucus in my stool. today i went to another gastroenterlogist for satisfaction.

my new Gi has asked to try with MESACOL OD 1.2gm which is prolonged delayed release tablets)2 times a day(so total 2.4gm)
it is double the earlier dose.
I am not having abdominal cramps nor blood in my stool now. but ofcourse mucus is continued. Since i consulted another GI should I increase my dose .
he has also added folicacid tab and VSL#3 which I think is fine.ur views?

also, one GI says to take mesalamine before food and the other one after food. when it is best to take mesalamine?i am totally confused

also, should i completely stop having chillies in my food?

rare
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   Posted 4/13/2011 1:00 AM (GMT -7)   
after researching I found that mesalamine is marketed under diff brand names in diff. country:

UK: Asacol, Ipocal, Pentasa, Salofalk, Mezavant XL
US: Canasa, Rowasa, Pentasa, Asacol, Lialda, Apriso
India: Mesacol
Mexico: Salofalk

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   Posted 4/13/2011 9:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, it's a good idea to avoid heavy spice, fats, fried, marinated and pickled food when your colon lining is irritated. If you stay on a blander diet for a month or two, it will likely help reduce the mucus you are now expelling. Try some plain boiled rice with skinless chicken or fish, scrambled egg, tofu, ripe banana, applesauce-- those are usually non-irritating. / Old Hat (30 yrs with left-sided UC; presently in remission taking brandname Colazal) P.S. Take the mesalamine with your meal or snack. Be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day because that helps the med to work better.

Post Edited (Old Hat) : 4/13/2011 9:36:41 PM (GMT-6)


rare
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   Posted 4/14/2011 4:56 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks old hat ..I will follow all these suggestions .hope to recover..
but wat u ppl think should i increase my dose?????

rare
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   Posted 4/19/2011 9:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,
 
diagonsed mild chronic inflammation in descending colon in jan 2011. on mesacol 400mg(mesalamine)  3 times a day from feb 2011. couldnt see much visible mucus at feb end and march..
have cut bread, caffeine , sugar from my diet..
but from month of april i am geting more and more mucus that too clearly visible and thick one not watery..
 
anybody has such indicence. does it happen before recovery?
 
also from past one week i am getting a slight tingling feeling at my fingers and toes..though not painful but something unusual which i didnt feel earlier...wat could be the reasons ???
 
also my mind cannot get out of this .always revolving around this inflammation. can this be cause ..
 
plz share......

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   Posted 4/20/2011 7:58 PM (GMT -7)   
When is your next gastroenterology appointment? I think your doctor needs to answer your questions about 5-ASA dosage, and reasons why you are still expelling mucus. In regard to tingling extremities, you should ask your doctor about that, too. It could be a side effect of medication, or some vitamin or mineral deficiency. For example, Flagyl (generic=Metronidazole) is known to cause tingling with extended use. When you write that whatever new symptom shows up in your body makes you wonder whether UC is causing it, I think we all experience that confusion during our first few years after diagnosis with chronic intestinal inflammation. As you learn more about treating it over time, you'll feel more confident that you can manage to deal with it. / Old Hat (30 yrs with left-sided UC; presently in remission taking brandname Colazal)

tlhall
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   Posted 4/21/2011 7:02 AM (GMT -7)   
rare,

I would try one of these diets, they are very friendly to colons.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/low-residue-diet/my00745
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/low-fiber-diet/MY00744
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