Scott F posted:
“Cryptic distortion” is disruption of microscopic structures in the gut wall called crypts. It’s less significant than cryptic atrophy. It’s not definitive evidence of Crohn’s, and I don’t know whether it might show up in pouchitis. Was the cryptic distortion in the pouch itself?
I’ve never had nor needed a B12 shot. I do get my B12 tested occasionally, since we are at increased risk of B12 deficiency.
Yes, cryptic distortion and ulcer in the pouch. Last year indicated the same; ulceration was new last year. However, multiple scopes last year and prior years indicated acute and/or chronic inflammation, cryptitis and surface erosion in pouch, afferent limb, efferent limb and transition zone; the current pathology does not state any of this.
I understand the sticking point is presence of ulceration. I do not know at this point how the ulceration compares to last year.