My 15 year old son was just diagnosed witb colitis and he also has edema in his terminal eilium...
He's been having gastric issues for years now, delayed puberty, weight loss ,diarrhea stomach pain from hell..his fecal calprotectin level was 680....the works. Anyhow ,he had a colonoscopy and colitis was confirmed after biopsy.
Now the doc says its a precursor to Chrons....and he iup)prescribed a cortisone for the rime being. Since starting the tratment his pain and diarrhea jave almost completely gone away.
Can anyone tell me if there is a chance that maybe if ur diagnosed with colitis and you start getting trated at a young age...it wont develop into UC and full blownChrons?