Hi.yes, colitis just means inflammation of the colon. There are some that do mimic UC...so, diagnosis is usually a process of elimination with UC usually being the last on the list. At least that's what's what my doc mentioned when I first saw him. He suspected UC, but had to nix all the other possibilities before.
It's great you're having normal bms....hope it continues and you indeed don't have UC.
I will caution you about
one thing....that if you have ANY symptoms that are continuous such as constipation, loose stools, bleeding, straining, urgency..etc before diarrhea, go see the doctor and get him to take a look-see. If there is inflammation starting at the rectum...he should take a swab to see if it's the campylobacteria back again and if it isn't assume it's probably UC and you should be treated with a rectal medication.
Just my take on it...you're the only one that can notice changes...I would suggest you don't wait until it gets tooooo obvious.
Oh, please make sure you start on a good probiotic. They will help keep your colon in a floral balance and help protect it from another influx of the cb.
Keep us posted as to how you're doing.
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 4th 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 !!!