Doctors rang me, before scheduled appointment

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Hi guys my new gastro rang me yesterday to say i am booked in for a colonoscopy in 2 weeks time. My bloods were fine but stool test came back as Calprotectin high level!

So i have googled it, says ulcerative colitis, Crohn. I am so worried now feel sick. Can inflamation be ibs as well? I have no fever, no sore joints, no fatigue or sore eyes etc. Now i wait 2 weeks. I left work yesterday early so worried. My stomach is gurgling now. Any help much appreciated

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    Hi I really wouldn't worry too much, have the colonoscopy and wait and see what they see. I have UC, it isn't the end of the world and it is manageable for most. There are some who are really really ill with it but if you have no weight loss bleeding vomiting ect etc then yours will hopefully be not too severe

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    Hi you sound very much like me . Normal bloods but calprotectin levels were slightly raised. What symptoms do you have ? Mine are blood and mucus on and off no pain no loose stools nothing . I had a scope in November last year that suggested proctitis and was prescribed asacol suppositories but biopsies were normal so they were stopped . I had another scope yesterday which again suggested proctitis I'm now waiting on the biopsy results. Try not to worry too much and don't read Dr Google too much ( I know it's easier said than done ) I do it myself .

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    Wow you ve been suffering a while then . It so frustrating not knowing what's wrong isn't it ? I got to the point where I just wanted a name for what's wrong with me because clearly something's not right .

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      Been taking metamucil and meta align, for the last week and feel much better. Only one lot of diareah in that time. I have no mucas and blood only happens if wiping a lot. The pains i get, are lower left pain, and sometimes feels like both kidneys are geeting pulled down (sounds strange) last year last specialist did a cat scan with dye of most organs, all came back good. Only thing found on last colonoscopy was heli pylor bactor. Ahhh
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    Hi,

    I got UC 3 years ago from Food Poisoning.  I have been quite lucky compared to some people i read about on here. 

    I am currently suffering a flare up.  I have stomach cramps, bloody loose stools and off most foods.  I have never had sore eyes but i have recently been diagnosed with Arthritis due to swollen joints but this only happened in the last few weeks so took awhile to get to me.

    This is unusual for me as generally i am quite well and have only suffered about 3-4 flare ups in 3 years.

    Don't worry and see what the colonoscopy says.  I have had afew of them.  First couple of times i had them they were inconclusive but the 3rd did finally give me Pan Colitis which is the most severe form.

    Good luck.  Keep us posted.  People on here are really helpful and good at advise. 

     

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