Hi suebear...sorry I don't think I explained myself very well...my GP suggested 'surgery' but never went into any detail as it was only mentioned in passing. She is fantastic and actually knows her stuff about gastroenterology, so thats very helpful!
I am simply asking this question because friends (people who know nothing about surgery!) happened to say "well can't they just take out part of the colon rather than the whole thing?" And it just got me thinking...but no matter how muh research I've done online etc, I cannot find anywhere that says removing just part of the intestine is common practise.
22 year old female, from the UK
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis Jan '08
Hospitalised Jan '09 for IV Hydrocortisone steroids - had no effect!
Waiting for Colonoscopy as no medication has worked effectively as of yet
Currently taking daily: 9 x 400mg Asacol tablets, plus Fybogel fibre supplement and vitamin tablet.