EGD/Colonoscopy Pathology Report: Gastritis & Focal Active Colitis
I am trying to figure out what the pathology report from my EGD/colonoscopy means....
The report says:
Antral stomach biopsy:
• Mild chronic gastritis without intestinal metaplasia
• No Helicobacter organismms identified using harleco hemacolor stain solution #3 with positive control
Transverse/Descending colon, random biopsies:
• Focal Active Colitis with mild edema
• No evidence of crypt distortion, cryptitis, crypt abcesses or granulomas.
Rectum/Sigmoid Colon, random biopsies:
• Focal Active Colitis with mild crypt distortion and mild edema.
• No evidence of crypt abscesses, cryptitis or granulomas.
What is "Focal Active Colitis"? What does "mild crypt distortion" mean? Is this a kind of colitis that heals right away & never comes back (acute) or is it something I will have to deal with always (chronic)? I have been dealing with this since July. I have left side back/rib pain, cramping, burping & I have lost 36 lbs. to date. Of course there was blood in my stool, but no diahrrea or vomitting.
I am just trying to get a handle on if this is serious or if this is something that will go away & is no big deal. Any help would be greatly appreciated.