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Colonoscopy, polyps removed from descending colon, taking anti tnf treatment. Suggestion?

ive just had a colonoscopy to assess my disease activity...on my report it says scattered aphthi in terminal ileum and caecum, inflammatory looking polyps removed from descending colon... Can you explain the aphthi bit ...and would this suggest I m not in remission? I currently take AntiTNF treatment to control my symptoms
Asked On : Mon, 26 Mar 2012
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Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to HCM. Thanks for the query.
Aphthi are typical signs of bowel damage in inflammatory bowel disease but it isnt indicating some severe flare up so you dont have to be worried. It means that there are small ulcers of bowel mucosa which are visible but there is no bleeding or stricture which are more serious signs.
you need to continue with standard therapy.
Wish you good health. Regards
Answered: Mon, 24 Mar 2014
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