Still sick after colonoscopy and endoscopy

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They only found proctitis on my colonoscopy and the biopsy came back clear. I have been sick for almost 2 years with sever mucas in stool, blood in stool not a lot though, nauseous every day and sever constipation if not diherrea. I have sharp pains on left side and right side under ribs and vice my belly button.

I go through cycles of feeling sick for a week or two too feeling great the next week or so.

Doctor said on my follow up appointment there is nothing left to do and can not help me. The best thing to do is eat right and exercise. Yea like I really feel up too exercising when I'm sick most of the time. I didn't even get a stool sample or any other testing.

What do I do now? Should I just leave it alone and live this out or see someone else. Can a colonoscopy come back normal but still have IBD just because there was no flare up at the time?

Oh and I forgot I got an endoscopy and found a benign stomach tumor and was diagnosed with GERD and antral gastritis but never got treated for any of it.

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    See someone else for further tests.  Ask about a capsule endoscopy to rule out IBD completely.  Some forms of IBD such as Crohns appear in the upper digestive tract and not just in the colon.   If you have gastritis, avoid spicy and greasy foods.  Alcohol, coffee, and chocolate are common gastritis triggers.  Ask about acid suppressants.
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    You need to get a calpotectrin stool test. If its positive you likely have IBD. The pain under your ribs is either trapped gas causing irritation or inflammation in your colon or its your pancreas. Has anyone checked your pancreas?
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