VJ...you don't believe the doctors about something serious that could easily be researched. Not rude...to the point, yes. I wanted to say W T F WAKE UP ALREADY, but that would have been down right rude.
I am asking you nicely -- please stop posting in this thread. Your replies haven't been helpful, and have in fact been hurtful. Thank you.
he thing is, that it's not inevitable. If you're in a long term, sustained remission over many decades then your intestine likely is absent scars. I'm sure we have posters with UC for 30+ years and their intestine looks essentially normal.
Think of it similarly to a scar or a callus you'd get on your skin. Severe trauma can cause it, as can cumulative lesser damage over time. Multiple, extended hospitizations over very severe flares you might have some scars. If you're a mild case on mesalamines only then unlikely.
Thanks. My UC has been more on the severe side, but each severe flare is short lived... so I dunno. My colon transit time is faster, even with my UC dying down now. It makes me wonder if that I have the lead pipe thing happening and that may be why I have over all faster transit time.
On the other hand, I had VERY severe flares three years in a row, but then 3 years of remission. Eventually in remission, my BM habits became normal... 1-2 times daily, and could eat almost anything. This was without meds, by the way. So I wonder if there are degrees of scarring that can heal with a longer term remission?