All UC involves the rectum since that's where it starts. It travels upward in a continual pattern ... to limited or throughout.
The types are mild, moderate, severe, and they are determined by where in the colon they are.
Mild...ulcerative proctitis/sigmoiditis (rectum/ rectum, sigmoid)
Moderate...left-sided/transverse (rectum/sigmoid/all of or most of the descending colon/ either including or not including the transverse)
Severe...throughout/pancolitis (rectum/sigmoid/descending/transverse/ascending/cecum) (and maybe even backwash ileitis)
Remember, it starts at the rectum and grows upward..it will always be involved no matter where it ends.
That's why the suggestion for all to use rectal meds.
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 3rd night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!