What is nonspecific inflammation? Help please!

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   Posted 3/29/2011 7:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi my name is Kathryn and I'm currently undergoing testing for UC and Crohn's Disease. I've been battling severe diarrhea, cramping, abdominal pain, uveitis, mouth ulcers, and arthritis for 8 years now. In Feb. I started to get lots of blood in my stool, but I don't have any fissures or hemorrhhoids. My Gi suspects either Crohn's or UC.
Today I had my colonoscopy and they found "nonspecific inflammation" in my sigmoid colon and rectum. What does nonspecific inflammation mean? Does that mean it's not caused by an IBD? The doctor took multiple biopsies, but I won't get the results for 2 weeks. Has anyone heard of nonspecific inflammation?

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   Posted 3/29/2011 8:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I think you will have to wait for the results of your biopsies to get more information.
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   Posted 3/30/2011 2:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Is it normal for biopsy results to take 2 weeks?
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   Posted 3/30/2011 2:33 AM (GMT -7)   
yes, it is.
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   Posted 3/30/2011 4:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Non-specific inflammation just means that there was no clear cut reason for the inflammation. He probably saw red spots - the inflamed areas but no other visual indication to tell if it was Uc or CD such as ulcerations. You will have to wait for the biopsies to possibly get your answers. However, many people who have Uc or Cd have the non-specific inflammation for years before the true visual aspects can be seen.
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