I am interested in your question 1 but don't have an answer as such. It seems likely that the colonoscopy can miss out on things that can only be seen under a microscope. So in my head I feel the biospy report should be final report.
Having said that, I don't really understand if doctors go by the Colonoscopy procedure report or the Pathology (Biopsy) report. I had a colonoscopy in 2017 for which the Colonoscopy procedure said 'normal' though some pseudopolpys were visible and the biopsy report clearly said 'UC in remission' but the doctor in his final say while reviewing both reports with me said that the disease is better than what it was in 2016 but not in remission according to him. So I am not not sure how they decide really and am interested to hear other members thoughts on this too.
Also based on my understanding of this disease, being in remission does not mean there cannot be a trigger that can set you off again. The disease is still very much there. Hence the need to be careful to avoid triggers. The food diary sounds a great idea. Most seed, nuts, gluten and beans are certainly triggers in my opinion
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