I just remembered I actually asked my doctor about
bacterial causes and whether the biopsy would tell. She said something about
the biopsy not specifically checking for bacterial causes. Kind of vague.
She said I need to have stool tests and a colonoscopy to find out more. I had a sigmoidoscopy.
She didn't seem to think my issues were bacterial because they have persisted for quite some time. I think they may be bacterial because I took a lot of antibiotics during and after multiple surgeries. I just want to know for sure. Guess I need a stool test or a colonoscopy.
Diagnosed with proctitis in March 2007 - Treated with Canasa 2x Daily
Diagnosed with UC December but had symptoms months ago - Treating with Asacol (feel hopeless)