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Just some advice regarding symtoms as I seem to be going round in circles with my GP and trying to work out what is going on with me myself.
I've had IBS for 10 years, can't remember what tests I had when that was diagnosed, but don't think it was anything much. My bowels have always been an issue, cumulating in the formation of an anal fissure, and an anal polyp which was removed when I had botox into the fissure (which did bugger all by the way!). The polyp didn't show anything, any I was discharged from that consultant, and have decided to go back to living with the pain of the fissure as i don't really want to go back!!
For the past 6 months I've had:
Near constant nausea, worse in the mornings, about 1 hour after eating and on an empty stomach
Vomitting regularly, about once or twice a week, no foods in particular seem to trigger this
Upper abdo bloating
General upper abdo pain
Increased frequency and looseness of bowels
Increased acid reflux (now on 40mg omeprazole a day to no avail)
Not had any weight loss, which in a way is a shame as I am overweight. No real weight gain recently either though.
I've always got some degree of lower abdo pains and cramping, which was always put down to the IBS, sometimes it is fairly severe, but never to the point of debilitating which I know quite often crohns is, hence why I think I might be over worrying about it being that.
Does this sound at all typical of crohns? And if possibly what tests are there for this? I've been denyed a gastroscopy as apparently I'm too young (31), so not hopeful I'd get a colonoscopy either (not that that is exactly at the top of my wishlist...). I just wonder whether to bring this up with my GP.
Incidently I have recently had some bloods which has shown my lymphocytes are slightly raised, but they have been for 3 years, my CRP was slightly raised (I didnt feel like I had a cold at the time), and I was anaemic about 6 months ago unexpectedly, but 2 months following a course of iron it is still at a good level, though my MCVs and MCHs are a bit low still, and my feritin store is on the low side.
Thanks for any advice ior thoughts at all, even if it is just to tell me my symptoms are no where near severe enough to be crohns!
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