My colonoscopy results

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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted 5/6/2008 4:34 PM (GMT -6)   
After a pleasant night I went for my colonoscopy this morning. My results were... moderate colitis to 30cm pseudopolyp @ 20cm... normal beyond 30 cm. My doctor said each year I take the test I get better. I was wondering where in my intestines is the colitis? I looked online for a drawing with the measurements and cant find anything. Anyone have any knowledge of this. Thank you. Oh and I should mention, against doctors orders I have not been taking the asacol for almost a year now and I have felt much better. I work hard an keeping a good diet and taking all the right natural supplements. Makes you think about whats in those pills. Thanks again.
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Date Joined May 2003
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   Posted 5/6/2008 5:06 PM (GMT -6)   
The measurements would be starting at the rectum/anus junction (that's where UC starts). Yours extends to 30cm...about 12 inches. In that inflammation you have a pseudopolyp (again measuring from the start of the rectum) at 20cm, or 8 inches up. Your inflammation extends 10cm from that point, another 4 inches.

You should also be on rectal meds to help deal with the rest of the rectal inflammation.

The asacol will help keep inflammation in and above the sigmoid calm.

It's good you didn't stop the Asacol (what the heck is your doctor thinking??).....please start rectal meds, however...moderate inflammation should be dealt with.

I hope the doc took a biopsy of the pseudopolyp.

When do you go for your results?

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~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
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   Posted 5/6/2008 6:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad to hear all went well AND that things look better year after year!!!
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Osteopenia diagnosed Feb 2006
Status:  Flaring :(
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