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   Posted 3/15/2009 12:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Blood results?
Visaually no inflammation?
What if you have no symptoms but the scope shows some redness in your colon that looks like inflammation? And if you didn't have the scope then you wouldn't have even known about it?
Be interesting to see what people class as inflammation and how inflammed a colon needs to be to be classed as a flare...

Diagnosis Oct 07 and then Aug 08: Inditerminate Patchy Colitis. Also suffer from Peptic Ulcers could be related to Asacol. Current Medication: 500mg Asacol Suppositories, 800mg Asacol Tablets x 2 a day.

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   Posted 3/15/2009 6:06 PM (GMT -7)   
My GI never refers to it as remission but as symptomatic remission. Therefore, when I am symptom free for a period of time, even with inflamation but no pain or strictures, I am classified as in symptomatic remission.
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   Posted 3/15/2009 6:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I would say when i have no pain and no symptoms that i am in a remission.

I am waiting to experience that, hopefully soon..
I have been sick now since august 2007 and think it is time crohn's gave me a little break :)
I know lot of you have been sick longer but i am a total baby and can't stand this smurf
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Diagonsed with Crohns disease in December 2008..
Medication - Asacol, Remicade, Entocort

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