Colonoscopy report please help me understanding the results

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Hi Folks!  Just a quick history of mine: i have been suffering from persistent abdominal pain (burning type of pain) for the past two to three years and since then i have had frequent bowel moments (usually take Imodium once or twice a week to hold my BMs).I have been to numerous GI specialists and almost all of them diagnosed me with IBS-D . I have undergone numerous tests in the past four to 5 months i.e Stool Occult blood( Normal) Celiac disease test (Normal), H.pylori test (Normal),stool culture MacConkey agar ( Normal), CT scan abdomen and Pelvis with contrast (Normal) , Thyroid Profile test (Normal) ,FreeT4(Normal) and numerous other tests which came back normal.. I recently had a colonoscopy.. The GI doctor found nothing while doing the procedure but my biopsy report came back as " MILD CHRONIC INFLAMMATION OF THE TERMINAL ILEUM". I will see my G.I doctor after a week .What does my biopsy result mean? Is it conclusive of IBD?  please give me your opinion. And secondly i am just fed of this persistent pain in my abdomen and loose stools (been on numerous antibiotics as well and some of them usually did make my condition even worst). Thanks

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    Ask for a cal protein test.
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      Hi Sheila. so finally i went to see my GI she saw all the reports and said it is nothing serious as all of your reports are fine.. and also said that it is a MILD chronic inflammation of Terminal ileum so nothing serious and i have told her that i am just fed up of all this.. i.e almost persistent abdomen pain and discomfort and frequent bowel moments, don't like relying on imodium she said it is a gut motility disorder and try to not put your self in stress  and the medicine she prescribed me is rifaximin 550 mg once a  day for indefinite time ( i may take it on alternate day if i am feeling ok) i asked her it is an antibiotic how could i take it every day forever she said it is a non-absorbed antibiotic so don't worry about it and second medicine she gave me is folic acid one tablet once a day for 15 days and one antispasmodic three times a day for 15 days... I came  back to my home in a low mood. so today i thought i should undergo the calprotectin test mentioned by you on self basis. so i have given my stool sample for calprotectin test. The results will be ready by tomorrow ( will update you about my results). I don't know where to go... especially when you know that there is something painful going on inside me and the doctors told you it's nothing serious, its all in your head and bla bla... anyways take care and will update you about my results tomorrow.
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    Wait for your results,

    other things can cause this too, such as NSAIDs.

    i know it's hard waiting.

    when will you get your results? X

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    Had chron's colitis (IBD) for last 13 years everytime I have had a flare up they have put me on steroids to control the flare and just recently oromorph for the pain. Have been on pentasa since first started also calceos tablets, it sounds like ibd especially with the pain and loose stools. Good luck with your G.I I have just moved from my previous G.I to a new one at another hospital and they seem better than what my previous team were.

    good luck 

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    Sorry to hear that you're having such a rough time. I doubt very much if anyone is going to be able to give you a diagnosis on this site. You'd be better off waiting for your Doctor to confirm what is wrong else you'll find yourself researching stuff on the Internet for one ailment and you my have something completely different.

    I have had Crohns since the 1980s. I now have a temporary Ileostomy which produces what is fondly called 'high output'. This means that my guts have more or less turned into a liquidiser - due to the fact that the contents don't pass through the colon where water is absorbed. I have been prescribed Loperamide (Immodium). You can safely take up to six doses a day but, from experience, don't think you'll ever need to. Immodium also make a product called Immodium Instants which dissolve on your tongue and work very quickly.

    I can't agree with Pauls' solution of taking CoCodamol. This is a codeine based drug and although it's good for banging you up (as it's a Morphine derivative) it's only supposed to be for short term use. Any Pharmacist or Doctor will confirm this and it's because it's highly addictive.

    So - my advice is to hang on in there until you get a professionals diagnosis.

    all the best!

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      Thanks a lot for your reply. Yes i do agree with you that i should wait for the professional diagnosis until i saw my doctor... But the point is that sometimes it just irritates me a lot to take imodium and sometimes even imodium seems to be in effective... All of this has vad affected my daily life routine.. imagine what to be done when you are doing your job...  and i have started avoiding any gatherings, events, lunch etc. anyways i will update you after seeing my G.I specialist.
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    Yup it can be frustrating! 

    I work in a warehouse that is a million square feet with toilets situated at each end. This job also includes some pretty heavy lifting which can strain things.

    When I'm having a particularly watery day the Ileostomy bag fills up at alarming speed and I find myself walking to and fro from the loos constantly. It's also embarrassing to have what looks like a ballon under your polo shirt too!

    I'm always on edge as when these bags leak it's really not a pretty sight and you don't even get a warning like you do when you have 'normal plumbing'. The first sign of trouble is usually a feeling of wetness or something running down the inside of your clothes. Naturally this usually happens when you are trying to enjoy a meal in a posh restaurant or a night out with friends. Happy days!

    Another suggestion that may help would be to eat foods that bulk things up such as mashed potatoes, rice and jelly. These were all recommended to me in the past and helped.

    Anyway, rather than ramble on and bore you to tears, I look forward to your update and will keep my fingers crossed that you get something from your Doctor that will help. 


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