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CheesePuff
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   Posted 9/22/2008 3:43 AM (GMT -6)   

I have a quick question regarding inflammation sign in blood tests….  I have been on Asacol 3200mg a day for the past god knows how many years. I had some blood tests done last week, as I believe I might have some inflammation in the joints / spine of my back.


Seeing as I’m taking Asacol, can it hide the inflammation in my blood? Meaning I might have inflammation, but because of the Asacol, it wouldn’t show up?


UC since 1995, PanColitis diagnosed May 2007
Multiple Gallstones
100 mg Imuran 9th month TTC
4 * 800mg Asacol
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Red_34
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   Posted 9/22/2008 5:02 AM (GMT -6)   
I do not believe so. Asacol reduces inflammation in the colon but if you have inflammation else where in the body, the Asacol should not interfer with any blood tests.
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CheesePuff
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   Posted 9/22/2008 5:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Red, that's what I thought as well, just wanted to make sure, as I'm not totally trusting my present GP and need to start thinking of finding another one.... Thanks again !
UC since 1995, PanColitis diagnosed May 2007
Multiple Gallstones
100 mg Imuran 9th month TTC
4 * 800mg Asacol
Iron Supplement
400 mg Folic acid
Multi vitamin supplement
Nearly in remission, only slight cramping


jujub
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   Posted 9/22/2008 6:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Sherry is correct, Scando. The Asacol is to prevent GI inflammation; it won't hide any inflammation in your body from the test. Hope you find some relief soon!
Judy - Southern US 
 
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