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A 23-year-old male asked:

colonoscopy showed an area of mild congested mucosa in recto-sigmoid colon. does it sound like ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Para
General Surgery 30 years experience
Not likely: Only biopsies of these areas of the colon during colonoscopy could diagnose inflammatory bowel disease. Usually the doctor performing the colonoscopy will combine his visual findings with the results of pathology from biopsies to make an accurate diagnosis.
Dr. Stephen Lloyd
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Unlikely: Usually this is self-limited and actually often from stress of bowel prep. If they saw anything worrisome, biopsy would give answers.

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