Hi...well, It's great your GP is so responsive, and definitely a good thing you're able to see the GI on Friday....interesting about
the thickening of the Sigmoid wall....could it possibly be that you have CD and not UC?
If the GI doesn't think you need a sig-scope...maybe insist on one just so that he's not relying on the CT scan alone. I guess there could be various reasons for the sigmoid to have thickened wall...worth doing some research on my part out of interest. One thing that's possible is that stool will sit in the sigmoid until it's ready to "download" into the rectum....maybe that's part of the reason for the thickening?? especially if you might have any form of constipation.
Please keep us updated on how the appointment goes.
*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 !!!