it would be considered proctosigmoiditis or proctitis if it's not up into the sigmoid...depending on your own rectal/colon measurements.. Left-sided is definitely past the sigmoid and up to the splenic flexure...some may have it somewhere between.
Nonspecific means not determined as of yet. Sounds like UC, and hopefully the doc took biopsies, which will help in the diagnosis by making sure there are no other culprits for the severe inflammation. There are a few things that can mimic UC.
CD can also happen in the pattern of UC and in the early stages will look exactly like it until it affects deeper than the mucosal/submucosal layer.
*Heather* Status: mild flare enemas tapered to every 2nd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~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 !!!
Post Edited (quincy) : 4/15/2009 12:24:58 AM (GMT-6)