You should have a scope a year after diagnosis with biopsies throught. Good baseline. If all is clear regarding cancer/precancer...every 2 - 3 years seems to be the norm with my doc. I have about
30 - 36 biopsies done every time...every 3 years. No cancer or precancer.
It'll stay every 3 years unless I have out of the ordinary symptoms that aren't improving with my meds to make sure nothing wonky is going on.
In general, I'd say that it would depend on the previous scope biopsy results....
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 4(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); 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 !!!
Post Edited (quincy) : 9/8/2008 2:08:44 AM (GMT-6)