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Question: Does this Exist - Discinall Disease (sp)


 herbalangel - Sun Sep 02, 2007 10:37 pm

Fiance is 30 year old male, has been diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis since 98, no past surgeries, he is currently on Prednisone (supposed to be on Asacol, but has not helped and makes no difference wether he takes it or not).

I took him to the ER today for a flare up and they called a GI and said he needs to be tested for a disease called Discenal Disease supposedly in the small intestine... I have searched the internet for hours and have found nothing in any medical texts..

I want to know if this exists or what it is.... can someone please help us... He has no medical insurance, so his GI won't see him, we don't really know what else to do.

Thank you for you time.
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:07 pm

User avatar Hi Herbalangel,

I have not heard of such a disease; however, it may be that what you were told is not actually what the physician recommended testing for (a mispronunciation of some sort).

Unfortunately I cannot think of what they may have been recommending he be tested for. Perhaps Crohn's disease or Celiac disease.

Sorry I can't be of more help. My best advise is for your fiance to follow up with his regular doctor about this. If he does not have one there are generally clinics available that can see patients on a free or reduced fee basis based on income when there is no insurance. Your local health department can help find these clinics if needed.

Best wishes.

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