ulcerative proctitis is
ulcerative colitis. no cure.
Proctitis is a general clinical term for inflammation of the rectum. The proctitis that's cured as per your reading would not be of the ulcerative colitis form from whatever...bacteria infection or sexually transmitted disease, etc....depending on what's actually going on.
Never assume, because from what I've read on this board in the 4 years...more than not have had their's spread to pancolitis...that's waaay beyond limited.
I will say the probability is because of ignoring symptoms and not being on the proper meds..both oral and rectal ...my opinion on that.
Never, ever, ever assume or take any stats for gospel. They just aren't true...because a state that's not in our favour doesn't do us any good.
*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) : 10/14/2007 11:43:53 AM (GMT-6)