Diagnosed with Crohn's after finding ulcer in ileum. Isn't this a misdiagnosis, and in fact ulcerative ileitis?

Crohn's vs. Ileitis. A biopsy may be required to establish the diagnosis. It can be difficult to distinguish the two otherwise. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15017486.
Crohns disease. can cause ulcer any where in the gastrointestinal tract. so ulcer in the ileum is most likely Crohn,s . they should have taken biopsy which would confirm the diagnosis.

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Does finding a 1-2 mm ulceration in the terminal ileum compatible with ileitis mean I have crohns?

Crohn's disease. By no means is this diagnostic of crohn's specifically without a full clinical picture, physical examination and results of biopsy of the colonic or ileal lesions. As an example (not to say that you have it) tuberculosis is sometimes mistaken for crohn's disease. You really need to have a long conversation with your colonoscopist. Read more...
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