Great thread. I was wondering the same thing. I was never told any specifics except that my inflamation was ulcerative colitis. I have learned so much from terms everyone uses on here. I saw a specialist on Monday and he went over my colonoscopies from 2004 and 2007. He thinks I actually might have Crohns but said there's no way to be sure right now. He said my first colonoscopy showed spots of inflamation and then areas of healthy tissue which is how Crons looks not usually UC. I never even knew this! My GI never talked about
this to me. However, my colonoscopy and flex sig in 2007 showed lots of inflamation at the end of the colon. I don't know what to think now. So, no I guess initial diagnosis is not always the diagnosis forever.