lower colon crohns/just had scope

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   Posted 12/16/2007 12:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Just had a scope and I have inflamation (with blood) about six inches inside the lower colon.  I am taking Asacol, but it doesn't seem to be helping.  Any thoughts?  I am thinking that close to the end of the colon perhaps not much Asacol is reaching the flared sight.  Appreciate any comments.  Anybody have good success with the Rowasa?  Also have the feeling I am getting a bladder infection funny sensations, thought that could also be from the area inflamed and spasms etc. 

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   Posted 12/16/2007 9:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Lots of meds still to try, Asacol never worked for me.

Also, most of my worst ulceration and inflammation is in the rectal region. At first I thought I had a bladder infection, but never hurt while urinating. I finally realized that it is the inflammation from the rectum that aches non-stop -- right beneath the pelvic bone, near the bladder.

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   Posted 12/16/2007 10:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I have crohns-colitis as well (CD affecting the colon), my GI tried me on Imuran but like all oral RX I wasn't to take it, I was unresponsive to it...talk to your doc about Imuran as an option..if in the future you have issues with proctitis (inflammation of the rectom) I strongly suggest cortifoam, it has always done wonders for me.

You should also be taking a good probiotic regardless of where your CD is...even when you're in remission continuing with probiotics is important.

Fibre supplements help me to in conjunction with other natural products that I take because I'm either allergic or non-responsive to oral meds so I take probiotics, fibre supplements, bee propolis, vitamins B12, A, C-calcium ascorbate and drink chamomile tea everyday...don't eat any processed foods, sugar (I use Stevia) or fast-foods, caffeine, or animal fats as these all can exacerbate IBD symptoms.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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   Posted 12/17/2007 9:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks so much for the helpful info. I haven't had a flare like this in 20 years. Lots of blood which is scarey. I also had severe pain on the left side at my waist last night, which seems kind of high up for 6 inches from rectum. Always trying to figure out whats going in there !!!!!
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