Hi...yes, there's a correlation, but for some, they don't know which actually comes first..the UC or the PSC.
I suggest to try to keep the colon quiet...for since PSC is autoimmune, it might become exacerbated if the colon is in a wacky state. I've pretty much always had things under control...or at least able to get my flares under control pretty quickly, and have always been on Asacol and taper Salofalk to maintenance.
As UC Dude comments that the majority of PSCers are male...that seems to be the case, but there have been quite a few females who have come on this forum diagnosed with it.
Mine is in early stages....but there's a slight ponder if I have PSC, PBC (primary biliary cirrhosis) or both. MRCP says PSC, blood tests say PBC...regardless, the "treatment" is the same with the use of URSO. Less for PBC, higher for PSC.
The dosage is so many mg per pound weight.
Definitely check out pscpartners.org.
Do you go back to your doc for any other results? you should, however, ask for a copy of the report.
*Heather* Status: mild flare enemas tapered to every 3rd 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). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!