Ulcers in Small Bowel

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gaufu
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   Posted 9/30/2014 10:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi
I just had a small bowel capsule endoscopy done and it came back showing multiple (I think 10-15) ulcer's varying in size.
Is this common? My doc says its the beginning of IBD - he made this conclusion from results of blood work for IBD and also a recent colonoscopy which came back negative for IBD.
He has prescribed Apriso for 120 days. Is this treatment protocol standard?
Should I be worried about the Ulcer's developing into something bigger-tumor?
Thank you.

kazbern
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   Posted 9/30/2014 10:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh gosh, please go visit the Crohn's forum.

Your GI's choice of Apriso for this condition seems misguided. This medication is meant to treat the colon. Pentasa might have been a better choice for the small bowel.

Since these ulcers were seen by a capsule, do you know where they are in the bowel? You should probably be having a small bowel follow through done, and/or an abdominal MRI.
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52 yrs old, IBD diagnosis in spring '01. Proctitis, gastritis, ileitis.
Currently taking Pentasa (3g/day) generic Colazal (9 6 pills/day), Sulfazine (1.5 g/day), Prevacid, folic acid, vit. D (2K iu), flax seed oil (2 tsp/day), psyllium (2 tsp daily), mesalamine enema as needed. Gluten free as of 5/30/11. Scope in 8/11 found no evidence of inflammation!

DOGGBONES
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   Posted 10/6/2014 5:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like UC or crohn's (both IBD), sorry to hear.

ericapeace2000
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   Posted 10/14/2014 11:56 AM (GMT -6)   
It sounds like UC, you should visit that forum or the Crohn's forum. Sorry to hear that you are dealing with this diagnosis, but at least now you know and you can get treated. I have a few friends with these conditions and if you follow the rules, you hopefully will make progress in managing it.
GERD Moderator; Diagnosed GERD, possible IBS; Gluten free since 2012; low lactose since 2012
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