I am in my third flare of UC. My blood tests indicate UC, my biopsies indicate uc, and my drs have always said after my colonoscopies that it appears to be UC. The disease is evident but not active in the ENTIRE colon, and I have been in this flare for 2 years. I am currently on 8 pentasa and 1 canasa supp a day.
However, I had a small bowel series and the report said possible nodule/lymphoma in the illeus. My dr said probably not, but now he has 3 options for diagnosis:
UC and Crohns cross over
or UC with lymphoma in the small bowel.
I have to go back in 1 month for new blood work and another small bowel series and 3 months for a colonoscopy.
Has anyone ever had UC that effected more than the colon, or had this much trouble being diagnosed?
FOr almost 8 years I have been told I have UC.
severe fatigue, painful joints, severe left sided pain up under the rib cage. A feeling of twisiting in intestines, and I think from straining and constant diarehea I am getting a hernia. I feel like I have gone through labor just to have a bm sometimes. In fact I always get the hiccups when I have a BM, I guess too much pressure on my diaphram?