I hate to keep posting & bugging, this is all so new for me & I am trying to decipher what is going on with my body. I know the GI said that I have an IBD & she wasn't sure which one yet. I keep thinking about it & can't get it out of my head & I am wondering if I could get some input from you all who have been there before. Since I did not have a small bowel biopsy when I had my EGD/colonoscopy done, or at the time, a small bowel follow through, she didn't know. I had the small bowel follow through the next day. It was horrible & don't want to do it again. I have felt worse ever since & I thought it wouldn't be that bad. I guess I am just sissying out. Anyway at the test, the technician said that the barium went through me very quickly & I figured that was a good thing & I could get out of there sooner. Then when the radiologist went to do the flouroscopy or what have you, there was a big blob of the barium in my lower right area. He said he couldn't get a good view so he wanted to wait to see if the barium would "move along". I went to the bathroom a couple of times, and I had another x-ray done, the technician said the barium was shown throughout the colon so she showed it to him, he said wait until the next one. So we did another one, she showed it to him, he came in & did the flouroscopy & he showed me the screen & the blob & said the small bowel looks decent, he can't tell one way or the other if it is ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease. I thought everything was fine & the test came out normal except for that area that kept the barium.
Then when I told my mother, she seemed concerned about the pool of barium. I would think if it was something like a fistula or something like that they would tell me & keep me there or have my doctor call me immediately. That was Thursday, and now it's Sunday, so I am sure everything is fine & I told her that, but she's all worried. I think she's worried for nothing & that this is a good sign that everything is fine.
Could someone clue me in to if this is something to be concerned about? Is this normal to have the barium pool up in an area? Thanks.