My doc is repeating my tests after 1 year because I am not doing well. I was diagnosed with diverticular colitis a year ago but since I have a positive prometheus test for crohns (asca), fissures this summer with fever and I am generally not feeling well with lots of flares after being on colazal for a year. They are going to re-biopsy to see if crohn's is there. I think they need to know what's happening in there, are the meds working, etc..... however, as a patient, I don't want a lot of invasive tests or exposure to radiation. It would be nice if there were better tests. Some docs check your sed rate and CRP but those aren't very specific tests. It's a dilemma, this topic..... But, you do need a doctor that you trust and listens to you. Good luck to you and I hope you get some relief soon.
diagnosed 1/09 with "diverticular colitis" ?? location: sigmoid colon
localized scleroderma & IBS, low thyroid,claritin, advair, singulair, lisinopril, progesterone, colazal, fish oil, synthroid,
zoloft, wellbutrin, VSL#3 probiotic, Vit. D
Blood test positive for Crohn's via prometheus ibd serology panel