Welcome klm. Sounds like the person who gave you the lab results didn't know too much about
I am somewhat of a newbie myself and had a very similar experience. I wrote in about
my results with prometheus about
a week ago. I did get a few responses and most think the lab tests are pretty unreliable-:) There are some veterans here who gave that response and I trust their opinions. It will be interesting to hear what your doc has to say. I have not seen my GI doc, my PCP did the tests because I wanted them. I don't see him again for another 4-5 months. So, for my colitis, they told me it was diverticular colitis, which is a very unusal form of colits associated with diverticular disease (pouches in the intestines.) However, I think I have UC or Crohn's because of the test, joint pain and rashes. Until my biopsies came back the GI doc had no idea what I had for sure, just a lot of inflammation. The joint pain is totally gone (I hate to jinx myself) and the rashes are better. Also, I think sometimes people's diagnosis changes. Most of the meds are similar for the two diseases. With UC, you can always have your colon removed for a "cure" and with Crohn's, there is no cure and it can go from one end to the other of your GI system.
My GI doc thinks I have a benign disease (easy for him to say) , my dermatologist thinks I have an auto immune disease and so does the rheumatologist. So, here is our world!!
How old are you and where did they say you had inflammation in your colon? Sores in the mouth is often associated with Crohn's but again, I am no expert... lol... I am interested to hear what they say when you have your apt about
the lab results. Keep us posted, ok? Thanks for writing in about
your lab results, it is interesting.... Good luck with getting into remission and feeling better quickly.
p.s. many fill out profiles putting down their diagnosis and meds they are on, but that is optional.
diagnosed 1/09 with "diverticular colitis" ?? location, sigmoid colon
50 + female
colazal, fish oil, synthroid, zoloft, VSL#3 probiotic.