If not crohn's, then what?

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   Posted 7/15/2013 5:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,

I have chronic diarrhea for the past 2 months. GI initially thought it was crohns or celiac, but both came back negative today in my colonoscopy and scope through the mouth ie everything there normal.

I also have a high bilirubin count, as well as in the past couple days a pain in and around to the right my belly button, and my belly button has become bruised on the inside.

I have a liver ultrasound coming up, however does anyone have any what it could be that is wrong with me? I'm a 33 year old relatively healthy male with no other issues other then dry eye I developed 3 months ago and a post nasal drip a few years back...don't know if they're related.

Any help would be appreciated...

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   Posted 7/15/2013 5:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Colonoscopies and endoscopies only reach so far. I would suggest trying a pill cam, as well as CT or MRI just to check things out that way.
CD 2010, Fistula, Pancreatitis, C. Diff.
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   Posted 7/16/2013 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope your GI also ordered a stool test. I had Salmonella once and they thought for sure it was a Crohn's flare and the high dose Prednisone made everything worse. It took several months before they finally ordered a stool test. You may have some sort of bacterial infection causing the D.
54 yr. old female, diagnosed with Crohn's in terminal ileum Sept-Oct. 2007. Also have GERD and IBS, gastroparesis (Dx. with c.difficile 1/12- now resolved)

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   Posted 7/17/2013 8:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Do a search for 'Microscopic Colitis'. I believe you can only diagnose that with a biopsy taken during a scope.

CD diagnosed in 2007
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