I had pancolitis but I'm not on Imuran.
A few interesting things about
pancolitis. No matter what form of UC you have the chances of a relapse are the same. So if you are in remission you have the same chance of a flare occuring wheter you had left sided or pancolitis. I find this unusual but it is true.
Remember that the people on here are probably not an unbiased group. You are gonna get newbies and people strgulling with the disease. So be definition you are gonna get a higher percentage of Imuran users than is the normal.
The stats say that 60% of UC cases are mild. I asked my GI did this mean that most of the left sided cases were mild and that most the pancolitis were not. He said No. You can have mild pancolitis with about
the same proability as mild left sided.
So the points I take from this is that it is NOT the
location of the disease that indicates how bad a flare is.
But you are right to say that pancolitis is harder to heal from. But I guess that is influenced by the fact that there is "more" colon- wall to heal. A much longer path! So it seems pretty natural that pancolitis will take longer to subdue.
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500 mg Asacol suppository now and then!
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Post Edited (damo123) : 1/21/2008 5:29:21 AM (GMT-7)