Hello, I have to share my experience with you.... In 1995 I was diagnosed with left-sided UC, I had ulcerations in my colon. I only got much worse while pregnant with my 2nd child and after he was born. I could barely pass stool. I was told the cause was UC inflammation. I ended up developing a bad rectal ulcer. All the meds I tried failed me. Just this year I spoke with a colorectal surgeon and he ordered me a dynamic MRI in which I had to push like I was having a bm in the MRI machine. It turns out that I have bad pelvic floor disfunction- my vagina, bladder, and uterus collapse onto my rectum causing it to be blocked. Sometimes I can't go to the bathroom for days and then I get bad diarrhea 20 times in a day. Pelvic floor disfunction is common after childbirth/weight gain. Something else to keep in mind. Please keep us posted on the findings. Also-please be careful with Prednisone, it isn't something to take lightly.
Diagnosed w/ Left-sided UC in 1995 at age 15,
Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocort. Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Aloe Juice, Canasa, Entocort, Colazol, Anamantle, Remicade, had 1 inch deep rectal ulcer 2004, Remicade was working till Aug'07:Increased Remicade dosage-700mg every 6 weeks, had reaction, Current meds: Humira 4/4/08 to2/09, didnt work, 6MP start 6/24/08 100mgs, Lialda started 2/09 2.4 mgs daily, had rectal resection 4/27/09. Surgeon thinks ulcer is caused by pelvic floor disfunction. Currently I have no other ulcerations, biopsies and blood tests come back negative for Crohn's and UC. Don't know what or who to believe any more.