Blog / Random thoughts and musings.


Crohns results

Two new sets of results in one day! I just got a call from my gastroenterologist. The pANCA/ASCA test results are back, and they are positive for Crohn’s disease. The pANCA/ASCA test isn’t a definitive test, but it’s a strong indicator (something like 80%) for Crohn’s. So, my GI doctor says I probably do have Crohn’s, even though the first pathology report said “no evidence of Crohn’s disease indicated”. Since I’m not having major symptoms from the Crohn’s right now, he says I should continue to deal with the Hodgkin’s situation and resolve that first, then if I have GI issues, we can resume some Crohn’s maintenance / treatments.

The roller-coaster ride continues!


1 Comment

  1. The Patient Connection
    April 8, 2007


    If you want to discuss Crohn’s a bit more please go to

    We are running a research blog on the subject and your comments and opinions would be greatly appreciated