Then I would go with the biopsy results and think of yourself as having UC for now. In terms of medical treatment it doesn't make much difference what diagnosis you have, as the meds for both are the same. It only really matters if you have severe disease and are thinking of having surgery - but hopefully your disease will never get that bad.
I may have to eat my own words about
an atypical distribution of UC being rare. This study showed that almost 20% of patients had an atypical distribution at diagnosis. They were Asian, so perhaps that makes a difference, I dunno. Here's the link anyway: /www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24619632
The appendiceal orifice inflammation is in the caecum by the way.
On the other hand this poster (you'll need Adobe or another PDF reader to
open it) puts the prevalence of the caecal patch at 3.3% and has a far larger sample size. So once again, I don't really know. www.miracalifesciences.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/ACG_2012_Poster_Cecal_Patch.pdf
The only thing we can be sure of is that UC isn't always cut and dried.
Dx Crohn's in June 2000. (Yay )
Tried: 5-ASAs, azathioprine, 6MP, Remicade, methotrexate, Humira, diets.
1st surgery 20/2/13 - subtotal colectomy with end ileostomy.
2nd surgery 10/7/15 - ileorectal anastomosis. Stoma reversed and ileum connected to the rectum.
Current status: Chronic flare. Do I have any other kind?
Current meds: 50mg 6MP; Entyvio (started 3/11/16)