Yes it is possible to flare after a colonoscopy. A few years ago I was in the beginning of a flare and the doctor attempted to do a colonoscopy which really sent me into a tizzy. After the colonoscopy he told me he could only go up 20 cm because of the inflammation. I learned a lesson from this. I NEVER have a colonoscopy if I even have the slightest sign of the start of a flare. This past May the doctor performed a sigmoidoscope when I was starting to flare and that aggravated my rectum too. However, I am concerned about cancer and asked him to do the test. So guess I have no one but myself to blame this time.
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008 for ten days.
Remission Nov 08 thru May of 09.
Slowly coming out of flare. Meds: Colazal (6 per day), prednisone 10 mgm and tapering weekly, Cort enema nightly, Canasa in morning, Benicar 20 mg for BP, flaxseed oil 3 x a day, fishoil 2 x a day, probiotic 3 x a day, calcium with D 1x a day and multivitamin.
Doctor had me on 100 mgm of 6MP which drastically lowered my white count. Now off the 6MP pending results of repeat white count. UGH.