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braillegirl
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   Posted 2/11/2008 6:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi I have a few questions. I was diagnosed with UC about 15 years ago. Don't know what kind, I was put on sulfa something. Had a colonoscopy in 1998 was diagnosed with Ulcerated Coltitis in spots. None in my sigmoid colon. Does it do that? I thought it would start in rectum and go up through. At that time I had a reaction to the sulfa and was put on asacal. In 2003 it was just in rectum, he put me on cortifoam, enamas, and asacal and short term steroids. It was a stubborn flare. I am currently having a flare with muscus, blood and urgency and constipation...bad constipation.  I just had another colonoscopy on Friday. Shows rectum but I will not get to talk to Dr to ask these question for 2-3 weeks. He put me on cortifoam and have been on asacal 2/2Xday. My question is does coltitis do this. Is this patchy coltitis or what? I thought it started in rectum and went from there on up. Am I wrong?
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Red_34
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   Posted 2/11/2008 6:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi and welcome to HW! :) There is a rare instance of Uc where it can attack the rectum and then the ileum (? - I think that's the right area) with no ulceration in between but if there is ulcers that are patchy in between then that is more indicative of Crohns then Uc. Did they do biopsies and if so, was it 100% conclusive that it was Uc? But even with biopsies, Uc and mild CD can mimic each other closely that it can be hard to get a definitive answer.
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braillegirl
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   Posted 2/11/2008 7:06 AM (GMT -6)   
They did do biopsies and told me it was UC. He keeps saying it is proctitis coltitis. I have looked at the pictures from 1998 and it defenatly shows coltitis all through the rectum except the sigmoid. Maybe he just didn't take a picture of the sigmoid? But why would he say it was just proctitis? What are some questions should I ask him other than that?

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   Posted 2/11/2008 7:28 AM (GMT -6)   
There are different severities of Uc. Proctitis is limited to the rectum, Procto-sigmoiditis is inflammation from the rectum to the sigmoid, Left sided is inflammation from the rectum thru the entire length of the left side of the colon and then there is Pancolitis which is inflammation from rectum to the entire length of the colon. He might have just taken pictures where the ulcers are which is pretty common.
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