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   Posted 11/7/2007 11:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I am not at work today....obviously since I spent the morning with the barium folks!  I need my med. books!
First, wow they made me drink very little of the barium compared to past tests and when she saw me gagging, made it thinner than I have ever seen!  From what I saw (and yes I studied the films too), I have the same situation as always...narrowing at my old surgical site (TI).
While waiting, I got to read my GI notes from my scope.  Help with conclusions here please folks...have to see him tomorrow night.
I know what the "stenotic ileocecal valve" means, but I have never seen it noted before.  Something that comes on suddenly, needs more care or is it just the norm?  It also noted "ulceration with acute cryptitis & cryptic abcess" whatever cryptitis means.  Finally, what does "Abaustral descending colon" mean?  the b may have been an h but I still can't find what that means.
I am ready to tell him to leave me alone with my Pentasa for 12 more months instead of going to Imuran like he STRONGLY suggests. Thanks my researching pals!!!!  Gotta go slurp down some more water and will be back later!!!!
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....

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   Posted 11/7/2007 11:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh time for Dulcolax to evoid Barium blockage?

Speaking for me,being constipated,Barium is a nigthmare lol
-IBS-A,C with meteorism(trapped gas) and pubic burning-

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   Posted 11/7/2007 1:15 PM (GMT -7)   

I had a SBFT last week, and all the barium gave me d.  Like, out of my way, kick the cat, almost didn't make it, d.  The worst it's been since I was in the hospital this summer.  It was two or three days before it cleared my system completely, but it was movin' fast that first afternoon!

Here's what I found on cryptitis:

I had to poke around a little more for your "ahaustral descending colon", but here's what I found:
If I'm reading this right, your descending colon is smooth when it shouldn't be.

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   Posted 11/7/2007 2:36 PM (GMT -7)   

Well, isn't today our lucky day, I am just about to take my anatomy and histology final exam on the abdominal organs tomorrow.

A "haustra" is a segment of the colon.  Like if you tied a string around a tube on two sides, the space between the tube would be considered the haustra.  If you are "ahaustric," that means somehow you've lost the indentation in there.  Which is weird, but I don't necessarily think it means anything significant.

The ileocecal stenosis just means that your ileocecal valve - which is the opening between your terminal ileum and the first part of your large intestine - is narrowed.  Which is pretty typical with Crohn's disease. 

You have crypts in your intestine and these were probably viewed microscopically.  Evidently you have some inflamed crypts.  Also typical with Crohn's.  It doesn't sound like the greatest colonoscopy results I've ever heard.  If you trust your GI, take his advice under careful consideration.

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