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palace
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   Posted 12/19/2007 4:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone ,
I have recently been diagnosed with Chronic Active Colitis.I had a biopsy taken when I had a colonoscopy  three months ago , the  biopsy report says there is mild glandular architecture distortion .Mild goblet cell depletion is noted. the lamina propria is cellular and shows patchy chronic active inflamation . There is cystitis and occasional crypt abscess formation is present. No granulomas are seen .There is no dysplasia.
What I need to know is, will this be a long term or will medication clear it up, Will my symptoms get worse? I have been perscribed asacol 2-3x daily  Omeprazole 20mg 1 daily ,I have an appointment with consultant in 2 months time, what questions do I need to ask?
 
Thanks again
palace

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   Posted 12/19/2007 5:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi and welcome to Healingwell. I could never understand medicalnese so I'm not sure what you biopsy report means. There are different types of colitis but only one Ulcerative Colitis. If it is colitis, then yes there is a chance that it can clear up over time but if it's UC then no there is no cure - only medication/supplements to help keep the inflammation under control. So when you go in to see your consultant, you need to ask specifically what your report means in regards to if it's colitis or UC. But if it's any consolation, no dysplasia is a good thing! That means no cancerous cells were seen. Is the Asacol helping your symptoms?
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   Posted 12/19/2007 5:50 AM (GMT -7)   
I forgot to ask, what are your symptoms?
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   Posted 12/19/2007 6:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome, Palace. I'm sorry you needed to come here, but glad you found this board. You'll find a lot of information and support here.

I Googled "chronic active colitis" and all the results I got pertained to Ulcerative Colitis, so it just may be that you have UC. If so, it's a chronic condition, curable only with surgery, but usually managable with medications. Check the information here at healingwell or at the CCFA web site to educate yourself so you'll be ready for your appointment with the consultant.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Intolerant to Asacol and rectal mesalamine preparations.
On Prednisone then Entocort 2001-2006 with only short periods off. 
Current meds are Colazal, Azathioprine and Remicade.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
 


palace
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   Posted 12/19/2007 8:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Thanks for your quick response Red_34 and Judilyn

Yes I think the asacol is helping I’m not having as much diariah, mucus or bits of blood going to the toilet nowadays, but still going 4 or 5 times daily It started about a year ago I had 2 bad attacks the doctors thought I had appendicitis ? I have also got joint pain, knees lower back /buttock hip, elbows and shoulders which I have had for years and years, I keep telling myself its my age (40 ish)???. I’m getting a blood test next week so might find something out, also nausea when waking up but the Omeprazole has really helped also stomach cramps ,

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   Posted 12/19/2007 9:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I hate to say it but it sounds like it might be Uc. The other types of colitis typically doesn't present with bleeding (though I'm sure if it gets bad enough that it can happen). But normally bleeding, D and mucous are typical signs of Uc. But now I'm beginning to wonder...your reports says patchy areas of inflammation. This is usually indicative to Crohns because Uc normally presents with continous inflammation starting from the rectum and moving upward. Do you know if they saw patchy ulceration?
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palace
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   Posted 12/20/2007 2:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Red _34
No mention of patchy ulceration, other symptoms I have is fatigue, when it gets to about mid afternoon I just want to sleep,(lazy or what),
Ive just noticed you suffer from Fibromyalgia , just googled it, It sounds similiar to my symptoms?? will ask doc

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   Posted 12/20/2007 4:53 AM (GMT -7)   
If you look up the symptoms of UC, fatigue is a common complaint. If you have Uc, you have to look at it like this. Your body is basically at war with itself so of course it's going to get tired. Your body is constantly having to battle off your immune system because it's too confused to work right. Plus if you're bleeding that just doubles the fatigue especially if you've been bleeding for a while.
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