Most likely not UC if the rectum is spared.
Early CD mimics UC if the rectum is involved...unless as pb4 mentioned....anorectal involvement is obvious.
Microscopic colitis can mimic IBD...it can even be considered an IBD depending on what you read. It would be diagnosed on a microscopic level, not visually. You can ask the doc if he checked for that.
Try not to worry about
the cancer thing as primary...we do get regular c-scopes...about
every 2 - 3 years is the norm.
Do the homework and ask questions. Also, get copies of all your blood tests as well as the c-scope results.
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!