Thanks for the responses guys!
Its bad enough that we have to deal with this disease let alone all the horrible tests!! I will ask about the CT Enterography when I see my GI, how long does the CTE take? and also whats the radiation risk? I'm hoping I can use that card in my favour one of the nurses once commented they don't like doing SBFTs on young women because of radiation, always like going in to see him with a pros and cons argument to get my way lol
Got a bloodtest tomorrow, heres hoping things are looking calmer!
Of all the diagnostic tests that my daughter has had, she absolutely dreads the SBFT. I can't speak for everyone, but for her, the drinking was no problem, nor the procedure itself. A bit of discomfort when the Radiologist sometimes pushes down to hard with the apparatus he uses. To get a clearer image, as being a Technician you are likely aware, they sometimes have to put air in via a tube in the rectum. That's caused my daughter considerable pain. She's been through quite alot, and I've never seen her cry in pain like through that.
I'm so glad you touched on Radiation. I often wonder why Dr.'s don't seem to ever inquire or mention it. I know that when you need a diagnosis, then the risks are outweighed. Yesterday, ironically, I asked our GI about having CT enterography instead of a SBFT, as she needs another in a few months. She said exactly what you said, that it is quite a lot more radiation. It's the first time I've heard of a concern with that. Can you explain, and I'm sure many are curious, just how much radiation someone is exposed to during CT scans, and SBFT's, (or others), and how much is too much?