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12-13-2012, 01:20 PM   #1
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How soon after colonoscopy did you get treated?

Hi! What I mean by my question is this:

My colonoscopy is 12/28. I'm actually excited because HEY! ANSWERS!

My follow-up is on 1/17. They said they'd have the pathologies and everything back by then. I figured if I was going to end up on meds or whatnot, we'd start them all then.

However, I talked to a friend that was diagnosed recently and they started him on Asacol right after the colonoscopy - I guess they could tell from looking at the inflammation that it was Crohn's?

I'm curious which of these timelines is normal. Should I expect SOME answers the day of the colonoscopy/upper endo or am I probably going to have to wait till the 17th?

Thanks all!
12-13-2012, 01:49 PM   #2
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I am in EXACTLY the same situation. Apart from the dates lol

I had my colonoscopy 2 weeks ago and I am booked to go back to see the GI doc in feb!!

They gave me tablets but I am really confused where to go from here. Booked a GP appointment for tomorrow to get some answers. Not sure if the GP will have answers though!!
12-13-2012, 02:31 PM   #3
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Keep in mind it's the holiday period.....all my appointments which are usually clock work are now 4to 6 weeks away. And they book up real quick jan so that's prob how you ound yourself in feb had_enough1980uk
12-13-2012, 02:38 PM   #4
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When my son has his scope we told there and then by the GI he had Crohn's and we walked out with the prescriptions.

I guess if the GI is confident in what he has seen then you may start treatment that day. If there is any doubt and biopsies need to be relied upon then you would have to wait for the follow up to discuss the outcomes.

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12-13-2012, 02:57 PM   #5
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Within an hour of my colonoscopy I was given a diagnosis and a stack of prescriptions to take away and a follow up appointment.
12-13-2012, 03:15 PM   #6
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When I first called (in mid-November) to book the GI appointment, they told me February. As you all are aware of the symptoms of Crohn's (plus I have really severe anemia), I did NOT like the idea of waiting. So, I called my PCP who sent over my records and mentioned the anemia and the rectal bleeding and I was in two weeks later. I got lucky - the woman I'm seeing is a CD/UC specialist that focuses on patients with anemia. So, if I end up having CD or UC, at least I know I am in good hands!

Oh, and they got me booked for iron infusions, one every two weeks, and my first one is tomorrow - the second one is the day before the colonoscopy. The third will be two weeks after that.
12-13-2012, 03:56 PM   #7
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I started topical treatment on the day of the colonoscopy by a colorectal surgeon because he found ulcers. Two weeks later, after biopsy results were back, I was sent to a GI and started that day on several meds.
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12-13-2012, 04:24 PM   #8
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My circumstances were slightly different. I awoke from my scope around mid day. Was told I had cancer. spent the rest of the day in various scans. Spent the next day having enemas and was operated on at 8pm. The worst part was that with the the scope prep and surgery recovery I didn't get to eat anything for 14 days. Ron.
12-13-2012, 04:32 PM   #9
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I started steroids that day! There was no mistaking my manky colon so it was an instant diagnosis
12-13-2012, 05:07 PM   #10
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told on the colonoscopy table it was crohns then afterwards was given the report and prednisolone prescription then received letter for follow up appt.
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12-13-2012, 05:24 PM   #11
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My situation was a bit different. I had already been admitted to hospital for investigation and had been in a week before they decided to do a colonoscopy.
I went down in the morning and was told that day it was crohns and had to agree to emergency surgery or face a perforated bowel!!! I was taken to surgery that afternoon.
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12-13-2012, 05:28 PM   #12
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I had my third colonoscopy and then the same day I started on Asacol, that was maybe 18 months ago . The Asacol keeps say 50 % of the symptoms at bay and i deal with the rest . My doctor doesnt want to know . He bass everything on what the GI said back then . he is not partyicularly interested and wont do pill cam. I am in pain and discomfort 24/7 but its the best of a bad job.
But generally speaking if they see anything they will start you on a med unless the scope was clear and they are waiting for the results from biopsies taken.
I think no news is good news .
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12-14-2012, 06:07 AM   #13
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I was diagnosed in the Hospital this is where I had my colonscopy. I was diagnosed 2 days after. I also had a lower GI barium X ray after the colonscopy. They started me on 60 mg of prednisone through IV and Asacol
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12-14-2012, 09:09 AM   #14
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My situation was different. I was diagnosed by a capsule endoscopy, so I had to wait for them to go through the film. They called as soon as they got that done and the biopsies came back and started me on Prednisone. I don't think they started me on a maintenance medicine until the follow-up appointment.

Whether or not they want to start you on something (other than steroids) before getting the results from the biopsies is probably individual to each doctor. Did your friend see the same GI?

I hope everything goes well for you!
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12-14-2012, 12:58 PM   #15
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My first colonoscopy was when I was 11....I was on prednisone the next day. I know it probably varies with other people, but my disease had progressed so much that they put me on meds immediately. Prednisone is a love hate relationship...it probably saved my colon at the time but it's not a good long term option

If your colonoscopy is really bad they'll put you on prednisone immediately. If it's just mild inflammation, they'll probably go with the asacol/6MP combo.
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12-14-2012, 03:46 PM   #16
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My son had an appointment a week after the colonoscopy to discuss and choose a medication. He started bleeding the day after the colonoscopy, I called the Dr. and he started him on Prednisone that day. I don't think the Dr. changed what he was going to prescribe but because of the bleeding decided to move things up. Of course we had to discuss our options quickly over the phone but it was necessary to make a quick decision. I would say you are okay to wait, unless some increase in symptoms or new symptoms arise.
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12-14-2012, 03:49 PM   #17
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*Also* They stared Johnny on 6mp the next week. The only problem with that is that the prednisone negates the TB test. So maybe get that done sometime before your appointment. You should be able to go to your Primary care physician and it should just take a few minutes.
12-14-2012, 08:34 PM   #18
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Great suggestion, Johnnysmom! Anyone who even thinks they may need any of the more risky meds should get their TB tests done so they will be that much more prepared to start medication when it is time.
12-16-2012, 09:54 PM   #19
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Well, I already have bleeding, but it's probably from fissures.

At this point, I just want to know - even if it's something awful. I'm sure you guys understand!
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