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    How long did you wait for GI referral?

    Just an update from me. Colonoscopy looked normal on the day, but just received biopsy results by email as microscopic collagenous colitis. Just wanted to thank you all again for being so supportive while I was waiting for my referral and test results - it really meant a lot <3
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    How long did you wait for GI referral?

    Well, had my colonscopy today (~10 weeks after calprotectin/referral) and it was normal (aside from the fissures). Some biopsies sent offfor microscopic colitis (results expected within 4 weeks), but as of now the diagnosis is IBS with no plan for further workup/imaging. The GI said they...
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    Colonoscopy with fissures advice?

    Thank you! "Luckily" I'm back to only watery stools this week so the fissures feel like they are healing!
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    Direct-to-colonscopy follow-up question

    Thank you! :)
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    Direct-to-colonscopy follow-up question

    Hi everyone, My GP made a GI referral for suspected IBD (symptoms & +calprotectin) and I've been booked for a "direct to procedure" colonoscopy next week. I won't have met the gastroenterologist before then. I guess obviously they will make a follow-up appointment if there are any significant...
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    Colonoscopy with fissures advice?

    Hi all - I’m having my first colonoscopy the week after next for suspected IBD. I’m feeling extra anxious about it because I have now started having some trouble with painful anal fissures. Have been using diltiazem cream, zinc, warm soaks etc but they don’t seem to be healing. Will this make...
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    How long did you wait for GI referral?

    Just an update! My GP ended up phoning the GI on call (I guess the incontinence was the trigger for escalating it) and I’ve been scheduled for colonoscopy the week after next. Thanks for all the replies and support here!
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    How long did you wait for GI referral?

    Thank you all! Apparently my GP's office received confirmation that my referral was received and is "being triaged"... This was a couple of weeks ago so maybe I'll poke again. There's a centralized intake system, so haven't been assigned a specific GI yet. Based on what I'm reading from others...
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    How long did you wait for GI referral?

    Thank you for the replies! I'm in a large city in Canada.
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    How long did you wait for GI referral?

    Hi everyone! Just wondering what the typical wait time has been to get in to the gastroenterologist for diagnosis? My GP sent an “urgent” referral about 5 weeks ago after receiving stool test results (negative for infectious stuff, but FIT+, calprotectin 475, and “many white blood cells...
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