Absolutely OH....It would be a good in between c-scopes if there were changes where a patient has clear biopsies, etc.
Barium enemas...hmmm...I have nothing good to say about
them except they must have warehouses full of that stuff. It's not a good indicator of UC, that's for sure..showed nothing of my 15 inches of acute inflammation.
It's actually undignified to me....I adked for an apple to be put in my mouth when my butt was sticking up with the tube out of it. The girl said it wasn't that bad..."well, let's change places"...lol!
I'd go for the virtual if symptoms persisted that were maybe elusive during a c-scope.
*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 !!!