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I'm curious what the various suppositories mentioned here treat?  I used to take sulfasalazine for my UC and it worked fine.  It seems there is a similar medication for cuffitis (which I wonder if I have sometimes) and maybe even for pouchitis (which I definitely have sometimes).  It seems different forms of some of these can be administered through either end of the alimentary canal.  I want to know more. 

I took canasa (1000mg mesalamine suppositories) for my ulcerative proctitis in my rectum.

since the ibd has decided to attack my 2 cm rectal cuff, it’s canasa again to treat the “cuffititis”.

I have also taken anusol hd suppositories for the cuff inflammation.

I am trying to prevent a repeat of dysplasia caused by long term inflammation.

that dysplasia was the reason for my colectomy, and I do not want to have to make a difficult surgical decision in the future.

Dr Google tells me that sulfasalazine contains mesalamine. I am not a pharmacist so don’t take my word for it, however Canasa suppositories have my cuffititis symptoms in remission for 8 months now and my fecal cal protectin tests continues to get lower numbers.

I will know for sure when i have my next pouchoscopy siometime in the next few months.

Many folks get routine pouchoscopies, often yearly. If there are no symptoms the key reason would be to screen for dysplasia or cancer in the rectal cuff. This is a particular concern if the original colectomy was done for dysplasia, cancer, or FAP. I don’t get pouchoscopies very often, but it’s a pretty easy and quick procedure with (generally) a pretty easy prep.

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