I was hospitalized this week because of symptoms that simply won’t go away. Blood, mucus, urgency, hard time passing stool. I had a sigmoidoscopy in November and had moderate inflammation. My GI started me on Xeljanz and things didn’t really get any better and the bleeding got worse. Early December I called the GI back and she started me on Pred. Started seeing less blood but still having symptoms. She admitted me to the hospital for a few days for IV steroids. She did another sigmoidoscopy before I left and said that there is a bit less inflamation but not as much as she would like. She also mentionned that she saw narrowing of the colon and also scar tissue and that is normally seen in Crohn’s patients and not UC patients.
this is scaring me a bit. I am still having a hard time passing stool but things are moving in my GI track and I am passing gas. I will talk to my GI again in Jan. I never expected I was going to hear this news.