Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate
Latest value registered: 30.0 mm/hr. Normal: 0-20.0 mm/hr
Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Ab.iga
Latest value registered: 31.3 units. Normal: 0-24.9 units
Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Ab.igg
Latest value registered: 33.7 units. Normal: 0-24.9 units
Thanks MikeB. I think it is very interesting you mentioning those specific areas. Those are close to the appendix, right? The reason I ask is that 2 years ago (Nov 2007) I had an appendectomy. I went to the ER and they said acute appendicitis and removed it. I remember clearly the doctor mentioning I had one of the longest ones he had ever seen! I read somewhere there may be a link between appendectomies and Crohn's Disease/UC. I will definitely bring all this up to my GI after my colonoscopy. She mentioned the next step would be the pillcam if the colonoscopy came out clean so I'm hoping that really soon I'll have an answer.
I know my test scores aren't off the charts - and like you said even if they were it probably wouldn't amount to a hill of beans as far as the doctor is concerned. I'm not lactose intolerant, I have had stool tests done and I tested positive for shigella. I went through 2 rounds of antibiotics to kill it. In fact, that's what they thought was causing my issues initially. But here I am - back at square one! I've only lost about 5-10 lbs and that fluctuates. I have also been checked for celiac - negative. This is my 3rd GI doctor in a year. The first one did my initial colonoscopy back in January (with no biopsies) announced it clean and sent me on my way. The 2nd one ended up doing the stool tests, small bowel series and a upper endoscopy (with biopsies). Again, all clear except for the shigella. He ended up trying to put me on anti-depressants and made me feel like I was crazy! So, now I'm on to the 3rd (and hopefully) last GI. She actually had colon cancer herself and while I'm sorry she went through that, I am thankful that I'm working with someone who has kinda been through the process (although her situation is way different!) and understands the ups and downs of diagnosis. She tells me we'll get to the bottom of it and I hope she's right! I just have a gut feeling (no pun intended!) that I have Crohn's but really think the only way they will see something is with the pillcam which is the next step.
Thanks everyone for your feedback - it is much appreciated!