Posted 5/6/2008 4:06 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?