I had proper Crohn's in the terminal ileum and UC-like Crohn's in the colon. Once or twice my doctors have seem a bit confused by my disease presentation, but I don't know why 'cos I never asked - annoys me now that I never did. Anyway, the reason I said UC-like Crohn's is 'cos I've never had a fistula or perianal disease, both of which seem to be pretty common in Crohn's colitis.
I eventually developed a bad stricture in the terminal ileum, which almost certainly would have been resected even if my colon had been hunky dory. But it wasn't, so my surgeon removed my terminal ileum and colon at the same time. I didn't want my colon removed, but I didn't really have much choice either: only constant steroids were keeping me from emergency surgery.
.but the pattern is always patchy with CD either way
I didn't have patchy inflammation in the colon, but it was always called Crohn's colitis in the colonoscopy reports. I don't know if it was possible I had both UC and Crohn's - nobody ever said I did.
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