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By April 24, 2012 - 6:33am
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I've been diagnosed with crohns for going on 4 yrs. My great grandmother recently survived colon cancer..and my grandma has IBS. Two weeks ago I had an Endoscopy procedure, revealed gastritous, which I already knew it was coming, tests were negative for H.polyri. My 2nd colonoscopy procedure took place yesterday. Doctors findings were ulcers, internal hemorrhoids... And "ERYTHEMATOUS". I haven't heard of this, nor of me having this ever. Does it mean I'm getting worse? Could I possibly be going the same route as my great grandmother? I don't think I could handle anything else.
... Also do you have any diet recommendations?
Thank you

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If it is too good to be true, it probably is. I was able to order this book through my public library, so I shall look into it. I am in remission and through mega research on foods, GI foods, I am doing fine. I am also losing weight. There is no excuse for folks with this disease to be overweight. Do anything gradual, and long term and you will reap the benefits. Thank you for sharing Dr. Klein's knowledge and work.

July 15, 2012 - 7:25pm

Hi Maxine62000
Diet is very important and the sooner you find out what agrees with your body, the better. I have Crohns and Colitis since 2004. I am on medication therapy to maintain. Diet is very important. Keep a diary of what foods you eat daily and how your body reacts. Bloating, pain in the anus, cramping. If you are in a flare up, everything will then react to you. When in flare up eat the whites, white bread, white pasta. The multigrain, whole grains will only amplify the issue. When your crohns has calmed down then you may go back to fiber rich foods. I follow weight watchers now. I am overweight. So I eat a lot of fruit, quinoa (which is a grain), broccoli, spinach, whole grain breads, but Ezekiel bread is best. It is a known fact that corn does not digest in your stomach. Goes in whole and comes out whole, depending on how you chew. Avoid dairy (for me it is milk) I occasionally will eat cheese and yogurt, but I drank milk daily. It is believed milk and not chewing your food is the culprit for our intestinal diseases. That is what I have read so far. My dad has had colitis since he was 45 years old and maintains it with diet. So how your body reacts to the food is your key. Hope this helps

April 25, 2012 - 8:04am
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Hi maxine62000,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  The mucosa is a mucus-secreting (lubricating) membrane that lines the digestive tract, including the colon and the rectum. The rectum is the last stop before stool, what remains after digestion, is excreted. Erythematous mucosa occurs when the mucosa becomes red due to increased blood flow, usually as part of an inflammatory process. The most common type of erythematous mucosa of the rectum, proctitis, can be caused by sexually transmitted diseases, inflammatory bowel diseases, other infections or radiation therapy.  It's important to have your doctor explain what the results of colonoscopy are including this condition.

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