My daughter has now told me after a while of suffering that she gets really bad stomach pains, quite a lot of diarrhoea and sounds like a lot of symptoms that would relate to crohns. I know it can be hereditary, is there any way she can be tested for crohns with out having to go through the horrible scopes and scans? Maybe blood tests and tests that are not do invasive to start with. I have told her she may not have it and just have IBS.
How would you start to investigate if she has it? Does she have to go to a normal GP and get referred to a GI or could she go directly to my GI,bearing in mind we are in the UK.
I hope for her sake she doesn't have it but it also sounds like my grandson has a lot of stomach issues as well, he never has a 'normal' stool', he is always either constipated or a runny stomach too :(
Michelle 40 years old
Diagnosed with CD 2004 (undiagnosed correctly +- 3 years, wrongly diagnosed with IBS)
Bowel resection 2005
medication: pentasa 500mg , Co-codomol 500mg/32mg codeine
loperamide 2mg (prn - take as many as 10-20 a day)
calcium tablets, multivitamin tablets, Omega 3
questran light (3 sachets/day), 3 monthly B12 Injections