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Hello all. I'll start off with some history.
Indigestion/heartburn since 1990s. Prescribed Lanzoprasole (15mg) since mid 90s.
1998 - endscopy / nothing found.
Rectal bleeding early 2000s, sporadic through until now.
Minimal, Dr's said Piles. Jan 2013, Colonscopy. No diagnosis.
May 2016 - told was severely anemic (8.0) hg.
May 2016 - endoscopy and Colonscopy - No diagnosis, no piles.
Biopsy taken and suggested capsule endoscopy in coming month(s)
Initially I was delighted, after finding nothing wrong, but then the realision that the root cause of the anemia has not been indentified. I keep thinking the worst (Cancer of small intestine). I appreciate the capsule endoscopy will indentify, but wondered if this could be Crohns in the small intestine.
Reducing sugar and yeast seemed to halt the bleeding The consultant seemed to think that the anemia is not from the rectal bleeding, but bleeding inside, but the rectal bleeding has been quite significant in some instances.
appreciate any thoughts or input.
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