Posted 4/12/2008 8:43 PM (GMT -6)
I haven't had angiodysplasia, but it looks like it might be caused by dilation of the venous system in the rectum, and fistulas can develop between the veins and arteries, leading to increased bleeding. I read that 90% of these cases heal on their own, but the option your GI talked about is electrocoagulation, where they use electrical energy to stop the bleeding. Kind of lasering it, like you said. Did he give you a timeframe for determining whether it's going to heal on its own?