UC with diverticulosis???Anyone else?

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Scotch
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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 1/5/2009 7:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I just had a colonoscopy this morning and here were the findings: 
Diverticulosis of the sigmoid colon
Pseudopolyps in the descending colon and proximal sigmoid colon
Atrophic with submucosal scarring in the ascending colon and transverse colon
Atrophic mucosa in the descending colon
 
I have a Cat Scan scheduled on Thursday due to this?  Can anyone tell me anything about this (why I would need a Cat Scan?). 
 
Thanks for your help
UC since 1995 - Entire colon
Currently on Canasa, 6MP, & Colazal, Levsin


jujub
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   Posted 1/5/2009 10:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Diverticulosis, or outpouchings of the colon wall, are common anomalies and not related to UC. In some people they can become infected (diverticulitis), but many people have them and never have any symptoms. I think a majority of people over 50 have diverticulosis, and it's common even in 20's.

Your findings of atrophy and pseudopolyps are of concern and I'm sure the CT is to follow up on those. It will help determine the thickness of the colon wall and the extent of scarring. Among other things, this can help assess whether you are at risk for perforation.
Judy
 
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Scotch
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Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 88
   Posted 1/6/2009 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Judy...
UC since 1995 - Entire colon
Currently on Canasa, 6MP, & Colazal, Levsin

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