Posted 9/25/2013 8:44 AM (GMT -6)
My Crohn's was in remission long before they started doing colonoscopies. The sigmoidoscopes were all they had back then.
I had my resection in early 1978 and didn't have my first colonoscopy until 1998 or so.
I doubt the scope itself would cause a flare - but I'm not so sure about the prep. I rather worried about that myself which gave me all the incentive - and more - to be sure to drink lots, and Lots and LOTS of clear liquids after downing the prep to rinse the prep irritant outta my gut ASAP. I don't know that there was/is any basis for my thoughts on this, it was/is just my line of thinking, for what it is worth.