GI letter now confused

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

lambkins
Veteran Member


Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 574
   Posted 8/12/2009 5:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all received a letter from GI yesterday and looks like U/C has spred but not sure it says right side clear but left colon,transverse colon and sigmoid colon showing features of active-u/c and he has called it sub total i can not find this any idea how much bowel is now affected sa i  was first dx with left sided this seems very much more your wisdom needed with thanks
  
  Diagnosed 22.5.08 with Lft sided U/C
  Meds Predfoam 20mg 2x day stopped started pentasa supps 1gm 26/6/08
 Asacol 800mg x2 twice daily
  Domperidone 10mg as needed
  co codamol 30/500 x2 when needed
  Asacol foam 2g nightly 19/3/09
  Prednisone 60mg 19/3/09 tappering after2wks


jujub
Elite Member


Date Joined Mar 2003
Total Posts : 10407
   Posted 8/12/2009 5:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Left sided colitis affects (from the bottom up) the rectum, sigmoid and all or part of the left side of the colon. Yours has now extended across the top of the upside-down U shape of your colon, but not into the right side, which connects with the small intestine.
Judy
 
Ulcerative colitis forum co-moderator
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.
Flared for 5 years, finally in remission with Remicade since March 2006.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroids.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. 
"My life is an ongoing medical adventure"
 


lambkins
Veteran Member


Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 574
   Posted 8/12/2009 7:44 AM (GMT -6)   
so it is really most of it about 75% would that be right he also wants to talk about 6mp on my next visit on 2nd sept am not sure about that scares me but might not have a choice.
  
  Diagnosed 22.5.08 with Lft sided U/C
  Meds Predfoam 20mg 2x day stopped started pentasa supps 1gm 26/6/08
 Asacol 800mg x2 twice daily
  Domperidone 10mg as needed
  co codamol 30/500 x2 when needed
  Asacol foam 2g nightly 19/3/09
  Prednisone 60mg 19/3/09 tappering after2wks


Old Hat
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 5190
   Posted 8/13/2009 9:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Transverse colon = the part that crosses your torso (under the navel) then joins the (left) descending colon near the spleen. "75% of colon now affected by UC" sounds about right. If your right colon were affected, too, you'd have "pancolitis". "Sub-total" means less than total (colon area). Sorry that you have more inflammation than before; it's not uncommon with UC & your doctor is responding in the usual way, wanting to change your med(s) because what you've been taking does not seem sufficient to control the level of inflammation you have. / Old Hat (30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

lambkins
Veteran Member


Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 574
   Posted 8/13/2009 1:49 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks Old Hat sounds like dr is on the right track just hope it stays where it is and does not get any worse.
  
  Diagnosed 22.5.08 with Lft sided U/C
  Meds Predfoam 20mg 2x day stopped started pentasa supps 1gm 26/6/08
 Asacol 800mg x2 twice daily
  Domperidone 10mg as needed
  co codamol 30/500 x2 when needed
  Asacol foam 2g nightly 19/3/09
  Prednisone 60mg 19/3/09 tappering after2wks

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Thursday, September 20, 2018 5:28 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 3,005,040 posts in 329,219 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 161762 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, fdgdfhdff88.
217 Guest(s), 2 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Darla, colja