Silent Lucidity said...
The medical term for the redness is "erythema",a congestion of the blood capillaries.It can be an indicator to the possibilty of Colitis,hence the biopsies in your case.This doesn't mean you have UC,but it's something they'll be looking for,remember I'm not a medical professional.I do know that my last rigid sigmoidoscopy showed some erythema,meaning I wasn't in complete remission at the time,although I felt fine.
Hopefully biopsies will help you to get a clearer diagnosis,at least if it is UC you can start to get some form of treatment.
Thanks for your insight ... what you said is basically what she said to me afterward; it may or may not be UC. She also said it might be red and I may be perfectly healthy. She says she deals with a lot of older patients and she just may not be used to seeing it being red!
What I really want is a clearer diagnosis ... I think I may have mild UC because after my first c-scope, my doctor at the time said the internal hemmoroids would come back periodically throughout my life (which they have) but it shouldn't be a big issue (which it hasn't been). I just hate waiting ... sucks!