Posted Today 9:46 AM (GMT -7)
Recently diagnosed as of February 2 with Ulcerative Proctitis at the age of 38. Please help me understand the following:
Diffuse erythema and edema noted in the distal 20 cm of the rectum.
It indicates no abnormalities until 20 cm from the anus at which point the diffuse erythema and edema with associated superficial mucosal scattered throughout the entire distal 20 cm of the rectum.
Wouldn't 20 cm go beyond the rectum? Also, Dr. never did stool test, etc. and straight to colonoscopy, which from reading here does not seem to be the norm.
I am on mesalamine enema 4gm/60ml daily thus far and improving.