Did a little homework for you..hope it helps.
Distal sigmoid...lowest part of the sigmoid
Distal colitis...lowest part of the colon which would include the rectum/sigmoid
Tubular appearance....smooth and round or tubular without lots of "structure"
Bland ... without symptoms or asymptomatic
Decreased vascular pattern ... normal vascular pattern isn't visible
Burned out (Burnt out)... distensible (can stretch and expand) but without haustral markings...meaning without the pouchy appearance ( ) looks more like more like|| ...chronic/advanced/been around for a long while
*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 !!!
Post Edited (quincy) : 10/4/2007 10:52:48 PM (GMT-6)