Calprotectin test

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Hello. I have severe abdominal pain and diarrhoea and have been waiting for results of a faecal calprotectin test for nearly four weeks now. I've been told my results aren't back yet. Is this a normal time to wait for calprotectin test results? 

I don't know what to do. I am getting worse. There's no point talking to the GP because they don't have my results. Do you know how long am I supposed to wait?

Thank you.

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    Normally 2-4 weeks your clinical nurse specialist should have results back
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    Mine took 3 weeks and I was then referred to a specialist as my calprotectin was 600 yet wen I saw my specialist she asked me why I waited to long to be referred as any kind of bleeding should be referred 2 in weeks
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      Ah, our local lab/hospital is small and I think specialist tests tend to get sent further away to the nearest city, so take longer. I've waited a month for a blood test result before that usually gets turned around in 3 days.

      I'm sure it's fine but I have just been feeling a bit sorry for myself. I don't think I have crohn's as my bleeding is only small and fresh (like from a fissure or haemorrhoid probably) but my GP was a bit suspicious so I need to rule it out before I can be treated for whatever it is that is causing me this pain.

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      It could be infection or something you ate. It will be tested for in the stool sample. Any kind of bleeding should be investigated and not all people with crohns have bleeding but abdominal pain and diarrhea could be anything. Mine came on suddenly. I got chills first then diarrhea then bloody diarrhea that lasted a week. I haven't had any symptoms since but have bright bleeding. The Dr said its coming from further up and probably an infection but I disagree as it feels sore. Anyway I hope u get results soon x

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