Just Curious.. how many cm?

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   Posted 10/23/2008 2:05 PM (GMT -6)   
does your UC cover? My last colonoscopy said I have moderate left sided UC and it covers 40cm of my colon...

how many cms does yours affect and does it make a difference how much of your colon is affected?
Kara, 21F Married.


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   Posted 10/23/2008 2:15 PM (GMT -6)   
it used to be 25cm and now it is my whole colon.

the major difference in flares for me between the two is with the whole colon flaring, I had many more bathroom trips, greater urgency, more cramping, nausea and night bm's.
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Major Flare Sept/Oct 07.  Flare May 08 (from aspirin?).
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   Posted 10/23/2008 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had it throughout the whole colon, and usually it stays around 40cm or so but the last one was about 20cm I think. However I was doing a lot better before the scope and have gotten about ten times worse since so I can't imagine what it looks like in there now.

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   Posted 10/23/2008 3:46 PM (GMT -6)   
My scope in June showed only 3-5 cm of fairly severe inflammation. My first GI said I'd be in remission in a week. No such luck. My second GI said proctitis can actually be one of the most stubborn forms to treat (just today his nurse reminded me that for the amount of inflammation, it can cause a lot of miserable symptoms). Other doctor's websites, and the experiences of people I've met here, seem to bear this out. So even a small affected area can be a real PITA!
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Dx ulcerative proctitis, 3-5 cm, June 2008 (after 5 weeks of blood and mucous) and still flaring
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   Posted 10/23/2008 3:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I honestly don't know! I know that I have very little involvement now but at my worse it was to the top of my descending (a little bit over into the traverse). So I don't know how many cm's that was.
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   Posted 10/23/2008 9:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Whole colon. cry
Katie, 30.   Chicago 'burbs.
DX:  Pancolitis as of 9/08 (Proctitis as of 1/08)
Current Treament:  Asacol 1200 MG 3X daily, Cortenama 100 ML nightly, Iron 325 MG 2X daily, Zoloft 50 MG daily, Bentyl 20 MG as needed, Multivitamin.
Diet/Exercise:  Spinach/sunflower and low-residue.  Yoga and walking.
Previous Treatment:  Canasa suppositories, Cortifoam, Prednisone, Colazal, Symex DuoTabs, Rowasa.
Status:  Flare

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   Posted 10/24/2008 8:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Dr said about 70% colon effected but i don't know how many cms that is.
  Diagnosed 22.5.08 with Lft sided U/C
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   Posted 10/24/2008 1:27 PM (GMT -6)   
50 cms for me
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   Posted 10/24/2008 8:04 PM (GMT -6)   
whole colon, but 30cm are the worst
CARA  31 years  (female)
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   Posted 10/25/2008 9:48 AM (GMT -6)   
My last scope showed inflammation for 70cm.
36 y.o. male
Diagnosed w/ moderate UC in May '06
Meds & supplements:  Asacol, Florastor, VSL#3, Wellbutrin XL, Prozac, multi-vitamin, Allegra, Lialda, Colocort enema every other night, Prednisone (down to 5mg), flaxseed oil, L-glutamine.

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