hi, i am filling out a life insurance form and the question of if i have crohns and uc the last 5 yrs... i had uc in 2004 - total colectomy and j-pouch surgery in 2007 and have not had any problems other then a couple minor flares...do i still technically have crohns-uc?
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If you have crohns you have it for life. Technically uc can be removed. Sorry
There’s more than one answer to this, but I think since your original diagnosis was UC, and your colon was removed in 2007 you can reasonably say that you haven’t had UC for 15 years. None of the things that can happen to you in the future would be properly called “UC.” Good luck!
With UC, after your surgeries, anything that occurs would medically be diagnosed as something else like pouchitis or cuffitis. So technically no, you don't have UC anymore. But if you were also diagnosed with crohns then that's different since crohns can present itself anywhere in the digestive system. Unless your drs are saying your flare ups are specifically related to having crohns and your medical records don't say you have it, i wouldn't include it.