Hi..yes, the colon can appear normal. how about
the rectum...any slight iflammation there?
A GI who does a c-scope for a UC or any other bowel disease patient should do biopsies.
The most I've had is 36, the least I've had is 30....that's every 3 years.
Don't get why the doc didn't take any....and one cannot see if there are any precancerous cells.
Can you check again when the doc returns from his holiday regarding the biopsies? The reason I'm mentioning this I distinctly heard my doc tell me Lall looks good except for the last inches which has mild inflammation...I took 30 biopsies".
When I mentioned this to the nurse who checked up on me in recovery....she said "no, I see he only took 5".
The doc took 6 from 5 sections....so, miscommunication does happen.
Keep us posted, and congratulations that all looks well.
*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 !!!