Hi I am 38 and I have had a number of symptoms lately, fatigue, exhaustion, weight gain, blood in stool, mucus, pins and needles in left arm and fingers, burning sensation in my skin on my chest, huge bloating!! Stomach aches, feeling more like period pains? Feels like stool is ripping my colon on its way out!
Anyway had bloods taken all came back fine. Had urine tested this was fine after a recent urinary tract infection - ecoli. Then had stool sample done, result were that my Calprotectin level is 527. It should be below 60.
Went to hospital last week to see a consultant, ended up seeing her Junior who didnt know her arse from her elbow, kept contradicting herself :(
The Junior had a look in my bottom and said all looked well except for internal piles. However, the consultant recommended I have a colonoscopy.
Im due to go for the colonoscopy in 3 weeks and feel worried.
All the sites I have checked say that calprotectin would be low for IBS , which leaves colitis, chrones or cancer!!
Anyone got any ideas about what might be going on, 3 weeks seems an eternity away!! :(