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Hi Every body, I usually use this forum to hopefully help and advise others since I have years of experience of suffering with crohs 53 yrs to be exact. But this time I am seeking advice and help for myself. Over the last few months I have feeling more unwell than normal. If like me you don't have good days. I have reasonable days and unreasonable days, but of late there has been more unreasonable days and as a result I decided to contact the IBD clinic to see if they could see me. I did get to see them about three weeks later. After listening to my symptoms the consultant sent me for the normal blood test but this time he also ask me to provide a stool sample which is the first time in 53 yrs that I have been asked to do this. Now I had blood test taken about a couple of month prior to this, requested by my GP. and the results all came back fine. and so did these last blood test results. But the stool sample test came back showing that there was slightly raised infection levels. now this does concern me because as I said I have not been asked before to provide this type of sample which goes to show that although the blood test was not showing infection the stool sample did. As a result of these findings my consultant has referred me for a endoscopy and a colonoscopy. Now although I have had two previous endoscopy's I have never had a colonoscopy and I am therefore a little apprehensive. There must be a lot of you out that have undergone this procedure, I would like your views on it, such as preparation for this procedure and do they give you a choice of anesthetic general, or local. And does this procedure aggravate the bowel because that is the last thing that I want. My symptoms are somewhat better than there were when I requested an appointment. So I do not want undergo these invasive test if they are going to make thing worse
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