Posted 9/14/2018 1:03 AM (GMT -6)
Yea, my flares were severe. Each one was fulminant, according to the doctors. They wanted to remove my colon asap but I refused each time. A gamble, I know, but I'm still here. My recent MRI shows "bowel thickening". I don't know the difference between scarring and thickening. Maybe I am still dealing with the thickening of the last flare and not actual scars.
You might be right that it's a motility problem from scars. When stool hits my descending colon it doesn't hurt like when I was flaring, but it's like the stool "drops" really fast. I read somewhere that one of the features of long term UC is that the bowel doesn't have those curves in it anymore, it starts to look straighter. So maybe the stool literally is flying right through as the muscles contract, with nothing to stop it.