Posted 4/8/2008 9:17 AM (GMT -6)
Right, Paul. When my doctor reported the 1st two polyps in early 1980s, I asked a cousin of mine who was a doctor in family practice what to do about them. He advised that they require surveillance, but do not usually need to be removed immediately, especially if the tissue surrounding them is badly inflamed, which mine was at that time. / Old Hat
Posted 4/8/2008 11:12 AM (GMT -6)
I've got tones of them Paul, the inflammatory polyps. They are no big deal in & of themselves, but when it comes to cancer detection, they can become an issue. My GI put it this way- "Your colon has hundreds of these pseudo-polyps. In order to remove them all, we'd have to take out the whole colon!. But having a few shouldn't be an issue, because they can be treated on an individual basis, if need be.

diagnosed with UC '02
meds-
Asacol- 8 tabs/day
Remicade infusions
Imuran- 100mgs/day
Culturelle
 
 
 

Posted 4/8/2008 11:55 AM (GMT -6)
they found one in my colonoscopy last friday and GI said the same thing, that it was most likely inflammatory. I meet w/him next week to go over the biopsy and colonoscopy.

thanks for shedding some light on the issue Old Hat and Eva Lou
Beth, 32 ~ Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ in remission
UC dx'd 03/00 (Proctosigmoiditis); Pancolitis since 09/07
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd 09/07 - partial remission since 03/08
Prednisone 25mg 1xday (taper 5mg a week from 60 = ), Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Enalpril 10mg 1xday, Fursomide 20mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.  Do you have edema? If so, check your protiens!
Pre-Diabetic from Prednisone use - Low carb/sugar diet & exercise.

Posted 4/8/2008 7:51 PM (GMT -6)
Thanks everyone. I have had over a dozen scopes since diagnosis in 2000 and was conscious for all but one. I have never seen polyps before.
Paul
Diagnosed in 2000 at age 43 with UC extending half way across transverse colon.
Allergic reaction to Asacol, Pentasa and Dipentum - can’t take any more 5ASAs.
Prednisone - worked well for 1 month, then side effects became unbearable.
6-MP - blood tests showed not metabolizing properly.
Corticosteroid enema, Flagyl, Ciprofloxin, VSL#3, Adacolumn Apheresis – no effect
Methotrexate with Remicade - 7 infusions with no improvement
Folic Acid and B12 injections.
Currently in Abatacept trial - waiting for remision
 

Posted 4/9/2008 8:46 AM (GMT -6)
I just received the following in an email from my GI:

“Biopsies showed that the polyps were inflammatory - i.e. related to the colitis.”
Paul
Diagnosed in 2000 at age 43 with UC extending half way across transverse colon.
Allergic reaction to Asacol, Pentasa and Dipentum - can’t take any more 5ASAs.
Prednisone - worked well for 1 month, then side effects became unbearable.
6-MP - blood tests showed not metabolizing properly.
Corticosteroid enema, Flagyl, Ciprofloxin, VSL#3, Adacolumn Apheresis – no effect
Methotrexate with Remicade - 7 infusions with no improvement
Folic Acid and B12 injections.
Currently in Abatacept trial - waiting for remision
 

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