So, I have been sick quite awhile...over 9 years. I was diagnosed with IBS over 6 years ago, but then things got a lot worse. I was having tons of abdominal pain, chronic diarrhea, nausea, the works. I had a colonoscopy done originally that turned up 'focal active colitis', but my doctor at the time wrote it off as nothing to worry about.
Fast-forward to several months ago....things have gotten really bad. Lots of diarrhea, tons of mucus, blood streaks, etc. I've had 3 ER trips in the last year for dehydration and pain. I was finally referred to a specialty hospital here in Florida (Shands), and they repeated my colonoscopy and also got hits for 'nonspecific focal active colitis'. The weird thing is that visually, apparently things look normal...it's just the biopsies that are all messed up. I recently had the IBD Serology 7 thing drawn, but the results are not back from that yet.
So for now, I'm being treated with Flagyl, Cipro, and Lialda while we wait for more results. I guess my questions are, is colitis like that usually consistent with Crohn's or UC?
Thanks for any help or advice you might have for me. :)