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Hi everyone, hope your doing well. I haven't yet been Diagnosed but had various tests done. I first got sick a yr ago in December which I had severe bloody diarrhea and stomach cramps which lasted just over a week. My calprotecin levels were greater than 6000. I had a colonoscopy 2 months later in February but by then I only had mild inflammation and they couldn't reach the small bowel. I re did the calprotecin test on the 19th may which came back normal and had a small bowel MRI a week later which came bk normal but if I do have crohns it could of been in remission. The colonoscopy showed inflammation of the IC valve only and Biopsies were taken which showed acute ileitis. Biopsies showed no evidence of IBD. I was told its highly likely an infection. I've only recently been seeing a nutrienist who gave me a more detailed stool test on on 8th august and an intestinal bacterial overgrowth test. It came back that I have bacterial overgrowth and my calprotectin levels were 221. I've just taken my calprotecin again with the GP on the 5th September and it came back normal. I have appt to see gasroentologist but not until 3 months time but wats the point if I'm in remission? My question is how do people get diagnosed with crohns if your in remission? My inflammation levels seem to be up and down. They couldn't even diagnose me when I was very sick as I waited too long for the colonoscopy. I don't know if this appt is just a waste of time.
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