Posted 5/10/2010 6:50 PM (GMT -6)
Several years ago, before I had a Crohn's diagnosis, I was admitted to the hospital with a hemoglobin of 8. The colonoscopy, endoscopy, and barium Upper GI test all came back completely normal and they couldn't find the source of my blood loss. They gave me an iron infusion and sent me home. about 8 months later, it happened again, and then they did the camera swallow where they found ulcers in my small intestine, and eventually the Crohn's diagnosis. If you have strictures, you should ask for the dissolvable camera so it doesn't get stuck. I think it's important to find out where the blood loss is coming from. Try to stay hopeful. You may get on good meds and go back into remission. Good luck and big hugs to you.