I am in the midst of another round of test to r/o Crohns and I am just clueless what is going on because I have the majority of Crohns symptoms but no evidence from colonoscopy. Below are a few details... -10 years ago positive ANA test they thought I had Lupus... never symptomatic also low RBC at time never found source -diarreha pretty much ALWAYS.. from the moment i eat or drink anything... ALWAYS for last 3 years or so. Almost immediate. -bloody stool only once...sometimes mucous (sorry ... I know gross) - 3 partial small bowel obstructions from April of 2010 till NOW...that typically resolved themselves within 13 -15 hours. Doesnt show on xray but did on ct as dilated fluid filled spots in small bowel -alot of gas WEIGHT LOSS!! In last 2 months I have lost about 16 pounds and am very thin now!!!
Test showed... - years ago colonoscpy revealed ibs and a few other thing......the one i had in August this year showed enlarged/dilated veins throughout pelvic area... cant remember what he called it... something similar to Pelvic inflammatory but it wasnt that. No evidence of crohns -Barium xray series last week ... dont have results but exam took almost 6 hours because barium wasnt moving till i ate.... - labs from hospital last week... low RBC, low hgb, lowhct, high neutrophil, elevated wbc in stool sample, low potassium and several other out of whack. I have an endo in the morning and just ready for some answers.View Thread
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