Handyman, the ASCA is not used to diagnose a patient. Sometimes when a patient has something to show up on the scope or biopsy report, that it is not clear if its UC or crohns, the ASCA testing can help determine which one it is. Do you have a copy of the the biopsy report from the one dr? I would get a copy of my scopes from both drs. If you do in fact have hemorrhoids it will be in these records. Now, may be the time to entertain the thought of seeing a 3rd gi, not associated with any that you have seen at this time. Have a scope with biopsy's & go from there.
What testing did your rheummie do to give the dx of AS? Take care.
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