OMG...I'm actually shocked about
that....make sure you tell your GI what the GP suggested.
Never would I settle for a sig-scope in place of a c-scope. I'd expect at least 30+ biopsies throughout.
Yes, there's a possibility for perforation....all invasive procedures have some risk.
If all is clear for you, you shouldn't need one for at least another 3 - 5 years.
Personally, the GP's blowing smoke up your butt.....
*Heather* Status..Asacol (3 x2 daily); flaring /Dec 22, tapered to every 3rd nite..back to nightly (Jan 22)..tapered too fast
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed; started Omega 3
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!