Post Edited (Ryoten) : 3/10/2009 4:10:08 PM (GMT-6)
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I have IBS and my daughter has Crohn's. I was sick with D and stomach cramps, lost 33 pounds before I was diagnosed with IBS. They decided it was IBS because I had every test - colonoscopy, endoscopy, cat scan, ultrasounds etc. and nothing else was found. Now my daughter had some digestive issues for a couple of months before her appendix ruptured, then when she had her resection (because of the ruptured appendix and surrounding infection) they biopsied what they found. At that time they said it was crohn's, the surgeon (general) said he saw no evidence of crohns. Once she healed from the resection, that was back in 2006 she was careful of her diet but didn't take any meds for crohns and really was sympton free. Until the perianal abcess that she's had since last summer.
I guess what I'm saying is take whatever steps necessary, colonoscopy- etc., to find out what it is. If it is IBS there are meds that can manage it or if it's an IBD then there may be other meds you should be on. The most difficult thing about a colonoscopy is the stuff you have to drink the day before-