not sure if this is UC

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   Posted 1/4/2009 2:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I recently had a colonoscopy in Dec. 08, with everything looking fine until I received news that it may be UC from some inflammation in my biopsy. I have been diagnosed with IBS since I was 9, with symptoms varying from diarrhea to constipation to nausea to lose of appetite. My doc said that the UC could be caused by the prep since it was my first one. I was just wandering what are the symptoms for some with UC. For me I have nausea all the time yet my bm's are fine. when I look back on my health history, I have had periods of constant diarrhea that lasted no longer than two weeks. Was this a UC flare-up?

Also, my doc wanted me to try Asacol 2 tablets 3x/day but I no longer have health insurance and I know that it is expensive without so I haven't started yet. Instead, for my acid-reflux I have been using Prilosec OTC hoping that it will tame my nausea and indigestion. But if its not acid-reflux causing my nausea, is it the UC? Any suggestions would be helpful.

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   Posted 1/4/2009 2:37 PM (GMT -6)   
It all sounds like IBS to me, to have UC you might notice blood on the stools and obviously the biopsy will show inflammation. But inflammation doesn't necessarily mean Colitis or Chrohn's, it could be infective or fungal.

Diagnosis Oct 07 and then Aug 08: Inditerminate Colitis currently under some. Current Medication: 500mg Asacol Suppositories, 800mg Asacol Tablets x 2 a day.

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   Posted 1/4/2009 6:23 PM (GMT -6)   
There isn't always bleeding with having either UC or crohn's colitis either though...I've had crohn's colitis for almost 18 yrs and never had bleeding until almost 10 yrs into having the disease.

Inflammation/irritation can be caused by the prep that's true...but prepping does not causes UC...stool and blood samples also need to be tested for IBD.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

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