Resolving Colitis

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   Posted 1/13/2009 2:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Had a colonoscopy in September surgeon told me that my bowel looked fine but random biopsies of colon showed large bowel mucosa oedema of the lamina propria with scattered apoptotic debris deposited within the surface ---mild to moderate resolving colitis. Surgeon started me on Dipentum Olsaline for UC and referred me to a GI for small bowel barium to rule out crohns (family history - sister). Have alot of bowel symptoms with the last few weeks (no diarrahea, constipation,mucous, bloating, left sided pain, loss of appetite, some vomiting, fatigue etc.) Saw GI today and she wants to do another colonoscopy...she said the last one was microscopic colitis.
Does anyone here know if UC is resolving will it show in biopsies. Am getting confused as surgeon said it was either UC or crohns and GI called it microscopic but still said it might be UC or Crohns need anothe colonoscopy, CT scan and Barium. When I looked up microscopic colitis it seems it isnt either UC or Crohns.
Also can colitis resolve without medication?

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   Posted 1/13/2009 4:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Microscopic can resolve itself over time. Do a google search for Microscopic colitis. Here are the different forms of colitis:
infectious colitis caused by bacteria (such as shigella, Campylobacter, E. coli, and C. difficile)
infectious colitis caused by virus (such as CMV)
radiation colitis (such as following treatment with radiation for treating prostate cancer)
ischemic colitis (such as blockage of an artery in the colon by a blood clot. If the blood clot interrupts the flow of blood to a segment of the colon, the result is inflammation of that segment and, sometimes, even death-gangrene-of the segment)

The same medications are typically used in MC as in UC and CD. But sometimes even without medication it can go away on it's own. However, Uc and Cd cannot. Uc and Cd are lifelong chronic illnesses. Not that any of the colitis's are fun, if you are to get one, this is one to get - Microscopic. Because at least you can have hope that maybe one day it will clear up.
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