When to get a C-scope?

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Regular Member

Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 436
   Posted 1/7/2009 9:00 AM (GMT -6)   
I was flaring hardcore when I was initially diagnosed and that is the only colonoscopy I have had. It was 4 years ago. It showed inflamation throughout my colon and some small patches of redness.
My question is When is the best time to get one? during a flare or in remission? I would think the results would be significantly different. What are other factors to consider?
28/M/TX single parent of gorgeous 3yo girl (revised 12/12/08)
Severe Colitis (pancolitis) since January 9, 2005
currently:  Mildly Flaring 
RX/day: none! Tapered off Prednisone 9/20/08. Lost job and insurance 10/2007 and stopped taking asacol and Imuran cold turkey
OTC: enzymes everyday, turmeric, seldom use probiotics, vitamins & other natural treatments
Diet: SCD helps tremendously, but am not strictly on it.
Other: Prayer, food combos, good posture, chewing more, etc.

Forum Moderator

Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 23551
   Posted 1/7/2009 10:40 AM (GMT -6)   
For some GI's it doesn't matter but if you are flaring your colon is bit more fragile and the complications rise slightly which is why some GI's prefer to do the scope when your flare has calmed down a bit. But if you are severely flaring and nothing seems to be working then some GI's want to scope just to take a peek and see what's going on. So basically it is up to your GI and how he/she wants to proceed. I've had scopes both while flaring and while in remission.
Moderator for Allergies/Asthma and Co-moderator for UC
~Left sided Uc-'92-Colazal(9 daily),6mp(50-100mgs),Bentyl, Prilosec,Biotin,Forvia,Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa**~Year-round allergies-Singulair, Zyrtec~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome-'04-Norvasc~Sacroiliitis-epidural injections~bulging and herniated discs C5/C6 & C6/C7~3 epidural injections-worked great!, OA in my fingers 
To help Healingwell - click here: DONATE


New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Saturday, March 17, 2018 6:54 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,940,538 posts in 322,673 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 161101 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Richard.C.C.
261 Guest(s), 9 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
scifigal2k, John_TX, alunke82, sandyfeet, EruditePaul, 3timechamp, Dogdays, jmadrid, M1961