Hello! We are scheduled for scopes next month but playing out all possibilities. My 12 year old had blood in her stool a year ago and it eventually went away with daily miralax even though constipation was not ever an issue. Then recently it came back and has been present in all stools for about 2 months. Not a lot but it is there. She is not anemic but her calprotectin came back 295. She originally said she had no pain and then with all of this discussion she says, well now that you mention it, "I always have stomach aches and thought it was just normal." She says they are on and off and no enough to stop her day. She is fine on growth and weight. She does have the urge to go stomach pains and then often doesn't go but sometimes does. She doesn't have loose stools. My husband has crohns but was diagnosed as an adult. My question is, do all signs point to IBD...could she have all of these things and scopes still not tell us something? Can calprotectin be elevated for other things? Does it always mean IBD? Is it too early to mentally prepare her that it could be a life long disease? If she is in the mild category, can she stay in that category? What is the likelihood of that? Is there anything we can do with diet? She is a food lover and told me it makes no difference in terms of what she eats. She tried gluten free for a bit and she hated it and lost weight and nothing changed for the above so that didn't work. Thanks for any advice!!!!