Can you get UC in the esophagus?

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   Posted 4/10/2009 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   
A catscan revealed thickening in my ascending colon wall and I have been fighting gerd for the last 2 weeks. My esophagus is sore middle of my chest. Now I'm getting cramps on me left side this is the first time I have ever had this my Father had CD and his started at the same age I am. This pain in my chest is the most concerning I have an appointment with my GI doc tuesday.

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   Posted 4/10/2009 8:34 PM (GMT -6)   
No Uc is strictly limited to the large intestine. CD however can travel the entire length of the digestive tract.
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   Posted 4/10/2009 8:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I get this lump feeling in my throat when I swallow by my voice box area too, I think it might be GERD, I don't know. Seems to effect my ability to swallow water.

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   Posted 4/10/2009 11:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't have a problem getting food down its sore in the chest area although i'm sure its gerd now. If you have a hard time swallowing your GI guy should take a look down there. Planning on getting a EGD and colonoscpy at the same time.

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   Posted 4/10/2009 11:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I'd be going for an endosdcopy because that is not a UC symptom, like Sherry said, it would be more indicative to crohn's, or it could be GERD.

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   Posted 4/19/2009 10:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Well I'm setup for Colonoscopy and EGD on Tuesday I wish I could get it sooner. My Gi won’t give me anything until he gets a look in there and I have been feeling bad. My symptoms are now more like mild UC. When I eat after about 1 hour I feel bloating right below my sternum. Then I feel pain in different parts of my colon. It also makes strange noises and I can feel movements in there. Still having little chest pains here and there I'm not sure what that’s all about. My heart has been checked out 3 times and even had a nuclear stress test. I just can't eat much of anything and I have no appetite I only know I need to eat because I get weak. I’m concerned about cancer as my symptoms don’t really show UC I have no fever my WBC is normal, and no diarrhea.

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   Posted 4/19/2009 11:38 PM (GMT -6)   
unfortanetly its more likely chrones....UC sticks only to the large intestines where as chrones can show up through out the entire digestive tract
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