If you're really inflamed and bleeding, I feel an invasive colonoscopy and prep that wipes out any good gut bacteria can be counterproductive. My gastro agrees. You aren't required
to have one, just because your doctor wants it. Have you asked him what he hopes to accomplish? You could ask to put it off for a time, until you're feeling more healed. Or you might consider getting a second opinion.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
C-scope confirmed UC diagnosis 9/18/2007
No explanation for right side pain and thickening of bowel wall
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine, back on a pred taper for first flare in years
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal.