Last month I scheduled my first colonoscopy for screening purposes (I’m 53) and the fact that I’ve been having stomach problems that I first started noticing in April (loose, watery stools, bloating (extreme at times) and loud boiling, gurgling and growling.) I’ve have never had stomach or bowel problems until now, always having what I considered an iron stomach and efficient system. And oh, before the colonoscopy I took a blood test for Celiac Disease that came back negative. After the blood test I went on a gluten-fee diet which I am still on.
The colonoscopy results were fine, no abnormalities, no polyps, and according to my Doctor, “everything looked good.” However, he did take some biopsies due to my recent stomach problems. The nurse called me yesterday to advise me that the biopsy results revealed “mild inflammation in the colon, mild colitis,” and that I should schedule an appointment to discuss the results with the Doctor and plan a course of treatment.
So, I guess my question is, and I realize it’s all speculation at this point, but does anybody have any ideas as to what I can expect? Is “mild colitis” treated with medication? Is “mild colitis” different from ulcerative colitis? Of course, I’m in unchartered waters here and would appreciate any information.