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I have just had my Crohns disease confirmed following an MRI scan and colonoscopy. I was called to see the consultant for an emergency appointment after the MRI and he confirmed crohns and wanted to operate that same day and do a right hemicolectomy before my bowel erupted. Such a massive shock. I have had symptoms since I was a teenager and I am now nearly 40!!!!
My question is has it been hard for anyone else to get taken seriously by their GP. I was told I had IBS when I was 19 and that diagnosis followed me for nearly 20 years. Something only happened when I went to the GP and made a massive fuss insisting they refer me to someone. They did, a dietician!! She took a few months and put me on various diets but nothing helped. Eventually my GP agreed to do a blood test ( ESR and CRP ) and also tested a poo sample. My inflammation levels were through the roof.
I am now three days post op hemicolectomy. I was so lucky not to have to have a stoma as that was really have finished me off.
I feel so disheartened by my Gp's lack of interest in my symptoms and I blame them entirely for my emergency surgery. If I was diagnosed and treated muchvealier it may not have come to this.
I am yet to discuss treatment and future prognosis as it has happened so quickly. Awaiting an appointment!
Does anyone else have similar experiences with diagnosis or have I just been unlucky?
Any advise regarding treatment, alternative therapy would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance. X
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