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11-21-2006, 08:25 PM   #1
leonghoward
 
Does a negative colonoscopy rule out Crohn's Disease

Does a clear colonoscopy mean there is no Crohn's Disease? Or can a colonoscopy not see a possible affected area?
11-21-2006, 11:32 PM   #2
katiesue1506
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Join Date: Nov 2006
It all depends... because the doctor cannot see the upper parts of your intestines without and endoscopic testy thing that goes down through the throat (sorry for the lack of medical names ) but a clear colonoscopy could mean no ulcers or that your ulcers are in a different place, It all really depends.
11-22-2006, 01:19 AM   #3
Dekar
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Join Date: Oct 2006
it finds lesions and patches of inflamed intestine.. i did both an endoscopy and colonscopy at the same time and the doc found 2 lesions, as well as a very tight illeum ... so it was definetely crohns


you have to get an endoscopy as well if you didn't, or the pill capsule thing i guess
11-30-2006, 04:05 AM   #4
Skinsfan1229
 
Just because you dont SHOW crohns, doesnt mean you dont have it, you'll have it for life.

I've had a few come back with no signs.
11-30-2006, 04:06 AM   #5
Skinsfan1229
 
endoscopy wouldnt be necessary if you dont have acid reflux BADLY , the pill capsule is only neccessary if you know you have small bowel involvement.
12-01-2006, 09:51 PM   #6
Valentina
 
Skinsfan1229 said:
Just because you dont SHOW crohns, doesnt mean you dont have it, you'll have it for life.

my last one came back clear, but I still have crohns, just means that my usually affected area is in remission right now. hope it means the same for you, good luck.
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