I would believe that most of the blockages would happen in the distal part of the colon because most of the severe inflammation is there. That's where it starts, in the rectum, and climbs upward.
CD inflammation can be anywhere, going deeper into the digestive wall causing actual cellular thickening and change in how the colon works, etc.
One thing, you may have an area that's just plain lazy and it may have NOTHIng TO DO WITH uc...hence my concern regarding the assuming.
You may also have inflammation around the cecum and nothing in between....that might have something to do with why that area is slower...although, I would think that it could be faster...but like I wonder..what's actually going on.
The bowel is a very lazy organ when it has the opportunity.
Maybe with that blockage, no signals are getting to the lower part of the colon and it's just stopped requesting movement, etc.
I'm relieved that you'll push for a scope eventually...if it's all unremarkable and their assumptions were correct, at least all has been done. There's no harm in knowing where if there was something going on and their assumption was wrong....how does one say oopsie??
keep us posted.
*Heather* Status: flaring...Asacol 3 twice daily; Salofalk enemas nightly
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x 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....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ 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 !!!