Hi..welcome to the forum.
Did the doctor take some biopsies to be sent away before you have your next scope done?
I'm wondering why the doctor didn't at least put you on some medications such as Salofalk or asacol enemas at least to help with some of the inflammation.
Did the doctor do any stool samples so that you can be tested for parasites or wonky bacteria that could possibly mimic UC?
Regarding prednisone...please know that it's a medication that many doctors prescribe very frequently, but it's not really a first-line medication if you do indeed have UC.
Please do a lot of homework before you see him and write down questions and maybe take some notes when you see him as to what options are for what you have..what meds, etc.
Oh, did he send you for blood tests as well?
I hope you don't have it...but I hope you don't have to suffer for too long before getting some treatment.
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!