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I was cleaning my room a bit, and found the copies of my scopes i had done in Calgary/Saskatoon Feb 2007, from that time I was in the hospital here in Regina and they got copies and said i can keep them. I finally decide to read them and I discovered I was lied to about the one too, when my family doc said "nothing, everything negative".

From the endoscopy they found esophageal candidiasis / diaphragmatic hiatus

From the colonoscopy, well that confuses me. under findings they said "the terminal ileum appeared normal for a distance of a few cm". ...why would they make note of the 'few cm'?? ....and here's the scary part: there was "staining of mucosa" that looked like melanosis coli (looked it up, makes the colon wall black) but that's caused by taking laaxatives which i NEVER have. So something else is making my wall black!! :ph34r: .

The overall results of the endoscopy says:

A: Esophagus biopsy: acute and chronic esophagitis

B: Duodenum biopsy: normal duodenum mucosa

C: Gastric biopsy: no evidence of acute or chronic gastritis; negative for intenstinal metaplasia; negative for helicobactor pylori

D: Terminal Ileum biopsy: normal terminal ileum mucosa

E: Random colon biopsy: melanosis coli

The overall results of the colonoscopy says:

A: sections show a large fragment of squamous epithelium with reparative changes. There are infiltrates of lympocytes, as well as focal infiltrates of neurophilic collections. Candida is not seen. Viral inclusions are not seen.

That is all foreign language to me, even when i tried looking them up online. If any you can explain it, that would be great!

~ Lisa ~

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Lisa,

Is it possible to take the results to a doctor other than the one who told you "everything was negative" for a second opinion?

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I had some help figuring out the most mysterious part (thank you, Brian!!).

the summary and biopsy reports, when put together, explain that I have Candida, but in the esophagus which is Chronic and severe enough that i have erosion.

Now my biggest concerns are how do I treat this after a year of damage already, and what in the world can be making my colon black? :ph34r:

~ Lisa ~

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There are infiltrates of lympocytes, as well as focal infiltrates of neurophilic collections.

My GI dr suggested at one point that I may have Lymphocitic colitis which may be what the "infiltrates of lympocytes" means. If you google it, it basically says it's caused by stress and the management of it is with anti-diarrheal meds and "life changes." I don't know that I believe that, but that's what she said too.

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