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Old 10-26-2007, 03:21 PM   #1
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Colonoscopy EGD Biopsy results - 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.

 
Old 10-26-2007, 05:55 PM   #2
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Re: Colonoscopy EGD Biopsy results - Focal Active Colitis???

I would suggest searching for an Inflammatory Bowel Disease message board.....there are tons out there and I'm sure you'll find your answers.

Good luck,
Linda

 
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Old 10-26-2007, 06:22 PM   #3
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Re: Colonoscopy EGD Biopsy results - Focal Active Colitis???

I haven't found much.... I always use this site & have become very familiar & thought there might be some one on here who could explain this to me..... Sorry if I am in the wrong spot...

 
Old 10-26-2007, 07:40 PM   #4
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Re: Colonoscopy EGD Biopsy results - Focal Active Colitis???

Well, then, hopefully someone will respond. I just thought if you were anxious for answers you might try IBD specific groups.

Again, good luck,
Linda

 
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