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05-20-2018, 11:53 AM   #1
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Blood test shows inflammation

I got my blood results and my CRP is slightly elevated and higher than my last result. When I had my colonoscopy 3 years ago, it showed active ileitis but because all my other tests were ďnormalĒ my doctor left it and said it ďcould be Crohnís but we arenít going to diagnose youĒ.

Fast forward to this January and Iíve had chronic bloody diarrhea since then. Pain is higher, especially after eating, and in the lower right quadrant. Iím exhausted, Iíve lost about 15 pounds without doing anything, but my weight is ďstableĒ according to my doctors because I always go after lunch. My weight according to my scale at home when I weigh myself consistently in the morning, itís gone down.

When I went to look at my results I found out my GI NP cancelled my appointment without any explanation. I canít get ahold of her or the office but will call tomorrow. Iím also still waiting on my stool tests...

I donít want to be diagnosed with Crohns but I want an answer and if itís Crohns then so be it...we can treat it and maybe Iíll get some relief. The GI has me start increasing fiber as well and Iím miserable. Itís so painful and Iím still going 4 or 5 times an hour!
05-20-2018, 02:44 PM   #2
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I was surprised by your doctor's reaction from three years ago. I hope you get answers and relief soon.
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05-20-2018, 03:19 PM   #3
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I was surprised by your doctor's reaction from three years ago. I hope you get answers and relief soon.

Me too, and Iíve only gotten worse since seeing him. He diagnosed me with IBS-D but never really did any more testing or anything, so if I do have Crohnís (which I believe I do and it runs in my family) itís gone untreated for at least three years and most likely more because Iíve had symptoms for probably 6.
05-20-2018, 05:36 PM   #4
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I would go for a second opinion.
05-20-2018, 09:02 PM   #5
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Ok. Same thing happened to me 20 years ago. Had two very basic tests. Was told IBS. Was told eat more fiber. I didn't have IBS. 12 years ago diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. This year diagnosed with Crohn's.
I am not an expert on this, but you need more testing and you need it now. I had blood tests, stool tests, a CT Scan and a colonoscopy/ endoscopy before I was diagnosed with Crohn's. You could be anemic due to the blood loss.
Like Ron said, I would recommend a second opinion.....or a new doctor.
Sending you my support.
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