2nd colonoscopy in a month!!

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aned
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   Posted 4/16/2009 4:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I went to a specialist my GI referred me to and he says that since the biopsy results were not conclusive and they were only able to see 35 cm of the colon due to inflammation.....that I need to have a repeat colonoscopy and that he will use a "specialized" scope to see the entire colon.  That makes two colonoscopies and a barium enema in a months time.  Geez....sometimes I wonder if the treatment isn't worse than the disease!! 

lovemyboys09
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   Posted 4/16/2009 9:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I have to have a colonoscopy next thursday and I had my last one 1 1/2 years ago. I have a new dr and the meds that I have been on arent working so he wants to do another one to see if the other dr missed something or if its gotten worse over time. Yea i have to agree that this disease is awful! I am now up to 12 asacol pills and now a proctofoam enema along with vitamins a day. Before this started up for me I always said I wouldn't take tons of pills ever...now im 25 and look at me now!
Diagnosed w/crohns in October 07
Taken off meds January 08 because of pregnacy
Back to gastro Dr. January 09 (new dr.)
Diagnosed w/ UC instead; told should have never gotten off meds
taking Asacol and Canasa
Flaring still as of 04/09
 


spluxa
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   Posted 4/17/2009 12:10 PM (GMT -6)   
lovemyboys09 said...
I have to have a colonoscopy next thursday and I had my last one 1 1/2 years ago. I have a new dr and the meds that I have been on arent working so he wants to do another one to see if the other dr missed something or if its gotten worse over time. Yea i have to agree that this disease is awful! I am now up to 12 asacol pills and now a proctofoam enema along with vitamins a day. Before this started up for me I always said I wouldn't take tons of pills ever...now im 25 and look at me now!

Hahaha... turn That's my words! I have never taken even Tylenol! And only doctor I've seen was my OB/Gyn once a year....NOW! about 20 pills a day, colonoscopy every 6 month, GI visits every 3 month...forget some other visits and tests! and my Chanel Hand Bag full of pills!!!! God help us! yeah


Diagnosed with left-sided UC on Sept 08 Colazal 5x2day, Lialda 2 per day (so unusual to take just 2 pills)
Canasa 1 supp. every nigh Cortifoam 1 at night
Vitamins: Zinc, B complex, Fleexsead Oil capsules, Multi. Digestive Enzymes (helps a lot)
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dakotagirl
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   Posted 4/17/2009 12:12 PM (GMT -6)   
aned - ugh! I can't imagine having two scopes in a month. How miserable!!! I hope you are able to get some better answers from this one.
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nymomof3
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   Posted 4/17/2009 12:57 PM (GMT -6)   
i know what you mean..i had a colonoscopy and was told i was clear in my colon 2 weeks later had a sigmoidoscpy and the lower colon was so sever had to hospitalize me so things can change....
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