Just got back from the GI. He took a thorough history, and given all the red flags in my history, he said he'd be "shocked if I didnt' have Crohn's." He ordered a Colonoscopy for March 29th. He said he expects to see evidence of Crohn's in the ileum. I asked him what happens if he doesn't see anything, and he said that then I'd do an upper GI series and CT scan. He's not taking blood because he said I already have an elevated sed. rate from the psoriatic arthritis, so it really won't tell him anything.
During the abdominal exam, I had a lot of tenderness in my lower right quadrant. There was also lots of referred pain in my lower right quadrant, when he pushed on my lower left quadrant. Has anyone had this? What does it mean?
He didn't notice any hardening of the bowel. Can you still have Crohn's and the doctor doesn't feel any hardening of the bowel? He also didn't feel anything unusual during the rectal exam.
I just want to get the colonoscopy over with. I know it sounds crazy, but I just want a diagnosis finally so I can get treated and move on with my life. I've spent 8 years with these problems, it's time for it to be over. I'm so scared they won't find anything on the colonoscopy and I still won't have answers.
P.S. During the rectal exam, the doctor didn't find any internal hemorrhhoids or fissures, so the bleeding I'm experiencing during BMs aren't from that.
Post Edited (kdlalib) : 3/17/2011 2:03:30 PM (GMT-6)