Crohn's Diagnosis

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   Posted 8/5/2008 11:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I had a colonoscopy and a biopsy taken before I was diagnosed with Crohn's. Is it possible that a biopsy would seem to be Crohn's but in fact be misdiagnosed? I do not know how accurate the biopsies are in revealing the nature of what is causing the inflammation. What else could cause Crohn's-like symptoms and inflammation in the illeum area?

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   Posted 8/6/2008 7:27 AM (GMT -7)   
both of my biopsies said something like "inflammation possible crohns: does the patient take a lot of NSAIDs?" (which I wasn't taking)
do you have a copy of the wording? I am an odd-ball here who thinks sometimes a dx is wrong, because they have never agreed about my "positive" dx.
my GI thinks my inflammation is caused by adhesions from previous surgeries, and I have found it lessoned by cutting out gluten. yp

49 y/o woman.  Diagnosed 4/06 after colonscopy, SBFT, CT-scan all showed crohns. 3 months later, after pred and remicade, all tests showed no crohns. December '06 had adhesions cut through a laparoscopy. Now taking Glycolax, Ultra Fiber Plus, Florastor, and DHEA. Have become gluten-free diet per naturopath's tests.

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   Posted 8/6/2008 7:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Biopsies won't always be conclusive, but if you see the word "granulomas" in the report that is a pretty solid indication of Crohns. It's a cellular change that is really only found in Crohns.

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   Posted 8/6/2008 12:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for your responses. I am going to check my medical records.
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