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Deacon Blues
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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 312
   Posted 8/7/2009 3:49 PM (GMT -6)   
My past UC dx was, pancolitis.
My present oscopy with different GI shows, some left sided scarring from past disease processes. No present active disease. NO PANCOLITIS.
So, does this equate to remission?
What exactly would I say is my present state?
Why do I still have some symptoms ie. urgency/loss of control
What about IBS? are my symptoms from IBS/IBD? more than they are from UC?
Just thought I would put this to all of you who have my disease and first hand knowledge, I will still do my research on the internet and see what I can gather. Discuss...
Diagnosed with UC in Dec of 1999
PANCOLITIS-mild to moderate (remission for 2 years +!!??...i don't know...I am just SO happy when I have a good day!!)
3X400mg Asacol 4x per day
Mild flares a couple times a year
45 yrs old

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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 31006
   Posted 8/8/2009 3:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi..do you have a copy of your pathology report? If yes...what exactly does it say.

If you have absolutely NO inflammation in the rectum, even the lowest part, then the urgency could be from IBS, some function of the spincter not as strong from having the flares or something you're eating that's causing your colon to faster to have the rectum purge quickly.

Keigel exercises may help.

you could consider to take a fibre supplement to help bulk up the stool and help exercise the colon. It might ultimately help the urge/urgency feeling too.

You could also ask for some rectal meds and see if that helps as well as an antispasmodic...

*Heather* Status: ...Asacol 3 twice daily; Salofalk enemas every 2nd night
~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/supplementsProbiotics....(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 !!!

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