Had my EGD and colonoscopy

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   Posted 10/25/2007 2:57 PM (GMT -7)   
My mom came with me so the doc talked to her but she said that everything looked normal to him.... I was happy to hear that but in a  way surprised given the longevity of these symptoms and the fact that I can have a normal bowel movement only when I am on prednisone.  He did take biopsies and prescribed Pamine Forte twice daily for spasms (I didn't know I was having spasms)... Is it possible to have a normal looking colonoscopy but have something different with the biopsies?  Should I still go through with the SMFT?  It seems strange that this would respond to steroids but not be an inflammatory condition.  There went thousands of bucks I didn't have that will have to pay back to be no where... He never said anything about the anal fistula either... said he wouldn't be able to talk to me until a later date but did tell my mom everything looked fine.... so I guess he is figuring IBS?  unless the biopsies come back different.  I
On a better note:  They used dermerol, versed and valium as the sedation... i don't remember the upper GI part at all... the lower I was a bit more alert for but still not a big deal... In and out of there in a very short time and no real side effects either.  Went to my son's fall party right after the procedure too.... but if I were to lay down I would be out like a light.
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   Posted 10/25/2007 3:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Theresa Glad things went good for you .I don't know but wait and see how the scopes biopies come back they can give some info .So how did your Mom do not too nervous I hope .Your colon sounds good that is a plus. lol gail

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   Posted 10/27/2007 1:45 AM (GMT -7)   
A very similar thing happened to me. When I was in the recovery room after my colonoscopy, the doctor came in to discuss the initial results with us (my wife was there making fun of me. : ) ). He stated that everything "looks fine to me", but he did show me one picture showing some diverticulitis. I was pretty dejected; after living with D and severe cramps for 20+ years, I was anxious to hang a name on what was causing it. He stated that he had taken three biopsies, and it would take ten days to get the results back. Shortly after he left, a nurse came in and drew several tubes of blood.

Fast forward ten days. My GI's assistant calls me. Imagine my surprise when she tells me that two of the three biopies came back positive for Crohn's, and that the "blood test was positive for Crohn's, as well." I didn't even know there *was* a blood test for Crohns. She mentioned that it was some sort of genetic marker for Crohns.

Long story short: they really can't do a definitive diagnosis visually. You need to wait to see what the biopsy results are.

Hope you get feeling well soon!
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