Will a colon biopsy confirm a positive test for ulcerative colitis?

Yes. A colonoscopy biopsy would be the most accurate means of testing for ulcerative colitis, more accurate than any other test. Can see: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/ulcerative-colitis/ds00598/dsection=tests-and-diagnosis.
Maybe. Like many other pathologists, i remain deeply skeptical about the "blood test" for ulcerative colitis, and if you have not yet had endoscopy with biopsy, i would urge you to do this if it is offered to you. If you do have ulcerative colitis, you will get frequent checks to be sure the disease is not progressing to malignancy. Good luck.

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Had ulcerative colitis for 15 yrs (confirmed by sigmoid and biopsies). Just had 1st colonoscopy, shows granular, loss of vascular pattern and minor ulcers in ascending colon, cecum, sigmoid and colon. Is this UC or chrons?

Ulcerative colitis. All of the biopsies from colonoscopy showed inflammatory changes consistent with ulcerative colitis. The later is part of the spectrum of IBD but involves only the mucosal layer of the bowel. Chrons disease is a form of IBD that involves all layers of the bowel and can be recognized on scans of the bowel or deeper layers of bowel on bx. Read more...

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Consider allergy ref. Thanks for your question. Depending on the NSAID allergy, sometimes it can be desensitized through introduction of small amounts initially, then gradual increase in dose under supervision by an allergy specialist. However, would discuss the side effects/risks/benefits with a specialist. Read more...

Is their a cure for ulcerative colitis? Is colon removal the only option? Had flared since may 2013, almost a breaking point :- (

Removal of colon. For uc, only cure is removal. Many can get controlled on medicines, but, that then continues for life. Surgery is used when there is severe bleeding, obstruction, perforation or failure of medical therapy. Read more...
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Why do sugar/fried foods worsen my ulcerative colitis symptoms? Do they affect my flora? Do they irritate the colon lining? Specifically, why?

Excellent question . sugar upsets your flora. Single most imp cause for ulc colitis is hidden food allergy. Aggravation of your symptoms is a marker for food allergy. Look for the cause. please visit us at www.ehacstl.com to learn more about treating the cause of illness. If interested Please make an appointment. also search for dr Majid Ali & bowel disease on YouTube to learn in detail real nature of ulc colitis. Read more...

I'm 29 going for ulcerative colitis surgery removing the whole colon and then having pouch surgery. Later in life what's the chances of geting pergnant.

Pretty good. In younger age group with pouch, getting pregnant is pretty good , long term results are also good with vaginal delivery or by c section. Speak to your doctor(s) , may be at a slightly high risk pregnancy for recurrence of disease. ( not very significant risk ) and need team of experts to carry through good luck. Read more...