Photos of UC and IBD, warning-gross

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princesscolon
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   Posted 2/7/2008 10:44 PM (GMT -7)   
If you are interested in looking at IBD photos here's a cool link.
 
http://www.gastrolab.net/show.htm
Diagnosed with Left-sided Ulcerative Colitis 1995 at 15, Tried: Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocort. Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Canasa, Enotcort, Colazol, Anamantle, etc... had almost recto-vaginal fistula in 2004, put on Remicade, August 2007:Increased Remicade dosage-700mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed w/ Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Current meds: Remicade 700mgs every 6 wks (had reaction, will start Humira Feb 11) Clorazepate, Proctofoam HC, Glucosamine 500, Vitamin B, Lomotil,  Tylenol pm, Lyrica for Fibromyalgia started 1/17/08


quincy
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   Posted 2/7/2008 11:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Definitely some of the cancer stuff is scary gross...but a great link to peruse! Thanks princesscolon.
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Red_34
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   Posted 2/8/2008 5:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Great website - albiet a little gross as you said! :) But great site....
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ediekristen
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   Posted 2/8/2008 7:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I like looking at pictures like this (not in a weird way haha but it's interesting!) I especially like looking at photos of people after different surgical procedures, to see what it's really like because the cartoon diagrams always make it seem so different... I still have yet to find one that shows what the BCIR procedure turns out like; the diagrams show just a little line in your stomach but I'd be interested to see what it's really like!
Female, 22, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in hip & lumbar region of spine from long term prednisone use

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10mg Lexapro (for depression/social anxiety)
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Old Hat
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   Posted 2/8/2008 11:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, Princesscolon! This site reminds me what happened when I saw photos my gastro took during my last colonoscopy. I started to freak out a bit when I saw yellow in photo of illeo-caecal valve, but my gastro laughed & said it was normal. Whew! / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])
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