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So following my colonoscopy the colonoscopist said that it looks like I have Crohns so he gave me a letter to give to the doctor so that I could be put on medication. He took biopsies and said that I should have the results in a couple of weeks. Anyway I started on budesonide 9mg with some calcium tablets. Thankfully this has eased the pain in my stomach and I have been taking them for two weeks. I saw the consultant today and he was a bit confused as he thought this was our initial meeting. I explained that I saw a consultant privately hence why I had the colonoscopy quicker. The consultant apologised and said that if I was in so much pain, the GP should have referred me sooner. He said that I have severe inflammation and can see that my bowel has narrowed and mentioned a striture. He explained that this involves surgery but then said if my symptoms have eased then they may not to consider this. They also think I might have tuberculosis and took some bloods for this. I'm due to have an MRI scan in two weeks and following this I am going to discuss all the results with the gastroenterologist. I'm not sure when this will be. The consultant wasn't really clear about the surgery aspect and I am a bit worried about this. I have no idea when I'll see the gastroentologist. I thought surgery is usually down the line with crohns. Any advice or experiences with this. I suppose the good this is I'm not in pain so I'm taking this as a positive.
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