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Can this be Crohns? Relevance of erosions in terminal ileum.


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Old 07-14-2014, 09:10 AM   #1
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Can this be Crohns? Relevance of erosions in terminal ileum.

I've had gut problems for a long time (over a decade) and nothing has ever shown up. I am quite sick now and got quite worse a year or two ago (especially after a case of severe cdiff colitis). They found erosions on my terminal ileum recently and say it might be crohns but it may not. I have been dubbed the worst case of IBS specialists have seen since they have never found anything physically wrong on study (well until now assuming it's relevant).

 
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Re: Can this be Crohns? Relevance of erosions in terminal ileum.

did the doc take biopsies of that area?

Did you have a c-scope with investigation into the terminal ileum?

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Re: Can this be Crohns? Relevance of erosions in terminal ileum.

Thanks for the reply....it was seen on colonoscopy. He was keen to get up there because I had two scopes in the past decade and the preps weren't too good. First time anything was found like this - and I seem I have gotten worse in the last year or so. I'm waiting on biopsy results.

 
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Re: Can this be Crohns? Relevance of erosions in terminal ileum.

Hopefully, it's a small area that's affected and that the biopsies will show what's going on.

If you do have CD, or strongly suggested by it being nothing else such as bacterial/viral, etc....maybe having a pill-cam could determine if it's elsewhere in your digestive tract.

Just a suggestion, of course, since I don't know what other tests you've had.... but CD can happen anywhere from mouth to anus...so if you've just had a c-scope into the t-ileum, it's best to check throughout thoroughly.

Please keep me updated on the results.

I'm also curious about the "worst case patient"....would you mind to expand on that?

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