I didn't get that they are leaning towards Crohn's colitis, since the illeum came out normal.... I guess because of the right side of the colon being so inflamed? The GI diagnosis seems strange based on what I UNDERSTAND from the findings. I am no where close to becoming a doctor, though. Sounds like you have a lot of rectal inflammation and you aren't on any rectal meds. Insurance-wise it's better to have a diagnosis of Crohn's Colitis because then you qualify for the Crohn's meds that are not approved for UC yet. I would ask your doctor why the diagnosis is Crohn's Colitis and not just UC. What did he see exactly to come to that diagnosis and how will it effect any possibility of surgery/meds.
Diagnosed with Left-sided UC in 1995 at age 15,
Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocort. Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Aloe Juice, Canasa, Enotcort, Colazol, Anamantle, Remicade, etc... had 1 inch deep rectal ulcer 2004, put on Remicade, August 2007:Increased Remicade dosage-700mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed w/ Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Current meds: Clorazepate, Lomotil, Tylenol pm, Lyrica started 1/17/08, Humira started 4/4/08, 6MP started 6/24/08