Confused about colonoscopy results...

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   Posted 5/12/2010 3:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I had a colonoscopy today because I had started with really bad cramping. He wanted to make sure there was no scar tissue building up at the anastamosis site and that my Chron's was not spreading. After the procedure, he came out and told me that everything looked really good, there was no problem at the surgical site, and that my chron's was in remission.

I guess I'm just confused because I didn't know that you could tell from a colonoscopy that chron's was in remission. He has always thought that I had IBS along with the chron's, so maybe the cramping was from that? He didn't take away any of my medications, just decreased the entocort to 1 capsule per day. Is there anybody that can clear this up for me?
-Heather, 24 yrs. old

- Crohns disease since 1995, officially diagnosed in 2003.

- Bowel resection in Dec. 07, Crohns reoccurred July 08.

- Medications - Entocort 9mg, Humira, Pentasa 2000mg, Bentyl 20 mg, Lexapro 20mg, Wellbutrin SR 150mg, Trazadone 25mg

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   Posted 5/12/2010 3:59 PM (GMT -7)   
It could be your system adjusting to life in remission. I always feel strange if I'm feeling too good. "Normal" has become mild symptoms, and anything less feels weird.
Diagnosed with Crohn's late December 2004. Controlled but not in remission via ABT-874 (700mg infusion every 4 weeks) and Azathioprine (50mg daily).

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   Posted 5/12/2010 4:32 PM (GMT -7)   
"In remission" probably meant no obvious inflammation and your intestines looked "normal".
Diagnosed with CD July 2007
Currently on Remicade, Imuran, probiotics, folic acid, multivitamin.
Resection December 2009

Amor fati - Nietzsche

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   Posted 5/12/2010 6:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree with pinfram. Even when I have normal colonoscopies, I still have symptoms. My doctor has always said I have IBS and CD, and that's why I will always have symptoms. I can never just eat whatever I want. I still have to be careful to avoid certain foods or I'll have cramps and D.

Did they do biopsies of the anastamosis area? As long as those come back clean, it's safe to say you're in remission! Good news!!

32 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05, Bilateral pulmonary emboli 10/09
Currently on Humira, Omeprazole, Effexor, Seroquel, Calcium, Vit D
Coumadin stopped 3/15/10!!!!

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