Advice on possible IBD

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looking for some reassurance about my upcoming appointment and what they may say.

about 10 months ago i went to the doctor complaining of various symptoms such as mucous in my stool, abdominal pain on my left upper side, ect...

I had blood tests and stool tests done, which came back normal and was told I may have IBS. I was prescribed peppermint tablets, which didn't really help, and my symptoms weren't too severe so i didn't worry.

About 2 months ago i was prescribed NSAIDs for an unrelated condition, along with medication to protect my stomach to prevent ulcers. Within 2 doses i was having bad stomach cramps, and booked an emergency GP appointment. The GP noticed abdominal tenderness, a borderline fever, and was concerned, so sent me to the SAU. My bloods cane back normal, with borderline high white blood cell levels. The next day i was given an ultrasound which was normal, and a faecal calprotectin test, which came back inconclusive (52 ug/g?? i think), so they ordered a repeat in 6 weeks

it took me about a month to recover from this, with severe nausea and loss of appetite, diarrhea, extreme fatigue (I was exhausted however much i slept). I was really affected by whatever it was.

I had a flexi sigmoidoscopy for suspected IBD which i found very painful, so they had to stop before they got past my rectum, but they found inflammation that i have been told is proctitis. They didn't manage to get to the area where I actually have the pain, which is what I am worried about.

I had the follow up calprotectin test, which came back as 166 (ug/g???), which I am told is abnormal. I am still having some pain on my left side.

I am seeing a gastroenterologist in a few weeks, but I want to know what to expect - will i need another endoscopy? Has anyone else had a similar experience? Does this sound like IBD?

thanks 😃

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