Posted 2/22/2021 10:33 AM (GMT -6)
Are there any alternatives to a colonoscopy that can diagnose the level of inflammation in UC?
We have come to the conclusion we don’t think Remicade is working for me ( 😭😭 ) as I only get relief for a week or so and have started to develop fissures. However my doctor wants to see the level of inflammation before switching. A colonoscopy will cost around $2000 as I haven’t met my deductible yet. I don’t have the funds for it at this time, and the center where I would have to get it done, expects payment in full.
Is there any more affordable alternatives to a colonoscopy that can assess the damage I have going on?
I already get routine bloodwork done every 4 week Remicade infusion, which shows high inflammation markers.