Hello all. I am brand new to this community and wanted to pose a question to you all. I have had UC for four years, but was just recently told that biopsy results suggest my flares result from some form of an infection. I thought it odd and interesting that right as my most recent (current) flare began, I came down with a bad sinus infection the very next morning. Has this or something similar happened to anyone else? I had been flare-free for almost three years before this most recent one. Any tips on how to cope? I had previously read that antibiotics were not good for the gut and I am hesitant to take one for the sinus infection for fear that it will make the UC symptoms worse. Thanks in advance for your feedback.View Thread
I would also say that your symptoms sound much like mine and I have had UC for 4 years. Most of my inflammation is in the lower colon and rectal area as well, and it also tends to cause severe abdominal distention. If I understood your 2nd question correctly, you are concerned about the steriods calming the inflammation and that it won't be obvious to the dr. during the scope? My understanding is (at least my dr. did this during my 2nd scope) that when the dr. takes biopsies, they can tell whether or not inflammation has been ongoing despite medication use, even if part of the colon is not inflamed at the time of the scope. I hope that helps!
I really hope that your scope gives your dr. some answers and allows you to get on a path of trying to calm the inflammation.View Thread