I tested positive for ulcerative colitis on the ibd panel. Yet, my colonoscopy came back normal. What could this mean?

IBD panel is a genet. A + ibd panel is present as a preclinical marker and +in a set number of inflammatory bowel diseases. Since autoimmunity is present as a result of t-helper -1 deficiency, t-helper-2 dominance. This state of illness can be caused by a metabolic dysfunction that is also found in diabetes, ra, psoriasis ect. And in certain cancers. If a b-6 is ( low or high) b-6, function is tested by products of b6.
Biopsies? Check w/MD. Blood test can not be relied on to make diagnosis. Can be helpful (or not) in delineating if a diagnosed colitis is from uc or crohn's (or not). Were biopsies done during the colonoscopy, to check for inflammation? Has small bowel been evaluated (by xray, ct, mri, capsule study) to check for crohn's disease-if indicated? Was this short-lived, as possible infection? Ask your doc?
Possible remission. Colonoscpy and biopsy is the best way for the diagnosis of ulcerative colitis, how ever some time early u c during remission may look normal, but biopsy may show evidence of uc , by granulomas etc.

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Is it possible to develop ulcerative colitis within 5 years of a normal colonoscopy?

Yes, sporadic. Cases of uc can appear at any time. You need another colonoscopy to find out for sure. It could be colitis from another cause, such as infection. Read more...

I had a colonoscopy 5 days ago. I have ulcerative colitis but now my stomach hurts worse and I have more bleeding than normal. Suggestions?

No unusual. the Colonoscopy "stirs" up the bowel..the endoscopiswt puts air into the bowel to be able to see the inside properly!...If the bleeding continues NOTIFY YOUR Gastroenterologist! Hope this helps! Dr Z. Read more...

I have reasonably well controlled left-sided ulcerative colitis (on azathioprine and balsalazide), diagnosed approx 34 years ago aged 30. How often should I have surveillance colonoscopy?

Every year... ...Or maybe 2 (recommendations are slightly different in uk andus). Long term uc ( even left sided) can have increased risk for colon cancer, without going through the usual polyp gone bad over time stages. Colonoscopy with multiple biopsies to check for " dysplasia" are done. If dysplasia (either a precancer change or marker for current nearby ca), need to seriously consider surgery ( various). Read more...
Depends. On how active your uc has been. You should have had baseline colonoscopy at age 50, and if the disease was quiescent and you had no other abnormalities, your risk should be close to baseline. Ask your GI specialist for specific recommendation. Read more...

Can the camera pill detect ulcerative colitis? I want to avoid doing a traditional colonoscopy.

Well yes, but... Finding that your colon is inflamed by capsule endoscopy does not MAKE a diagnosis of ulcerative colitis. The distribution of colitis, biopsy findings, IBD markers, as well as ruling out infection & ischemia are all important parts of the diagnosis. If you have UC you will likely need repeated colonoscopy surveillance with histology. Get a GI doctor who hears & can address your expressed concerns. Read more...