I've had UC for 22 years but symtoms have been under control. The patholology reports from my colonoscopies going back 2 years showed active colitis with several small foci of low grade dysplasia. My most recent pathology report (from 3/1/13) showed the same active colitis with several areas of low grade dysplasia plus an adenomatous polyp with low grad dysplasia in my ascending colon. All of the areas were negative for high grade dysplasia and malignancy.
My colitis is thoughout my entire colon but I have not been having any issues with it lately. I've had a couple of flare ups in the last 15 years, which subsided after a couple of weeks on low dose prednisone. I've been taking Apriso (4-.375g) and Immuran (1-25mg) daily which has controlled the colitis symtoms.
Dr. is recommending complete removal of my colon and a pelvic pouch (pull through) procedure, which would require a temporary ileostomy. Currently reviewing options. If anyone has any had similar problems, I would like to here about your experiences and opinions.