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I've been suffering with stomach bowel issue for a few years now. I get a lot of bloating, churning and gurgling, nausea, and a slight general feeling of being unwell most of the time, which has been diagnosed as IBS. I don't get any really bad cramps or pains, now again I have but not very often at all. I've had numerous blood tests, scans, an endoscopy and 2 colonoscopies, one of which biopsies were taken and tested, and the only issues ever found were rectal polyps, which were removed and benign, slightly raised platelet levels on a couple of occasions and pretty bad internal hemorrhoids. However, I have had stool samples tested on about 4 separate occasions now and my faecal calprotectin levels are always raised, around the 250 to 300 range, however there has never been any blood found.
From my understanding of Crohns Disease, blood in or on stools is an extremely common symptom, along with diarrhoea. I hardly ever get diarrhoea, but have done on a few occasions, and I have experienced rectal bleeding on a few occasions when passing stools, but according to my doctor this is normal with internal hemorrhoids as bad as mine are.
I'm just wondering if anyone else has been diagnosed with Crohns Disease that hardly ever ever experience blood or diarrhoea? Any thoughts or comments on this would be greatly appreciated.
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