As a sufferer of many mysterious ailments, its leading me to a colonoscopy next month... I've been sick 9 long years for random issues and don't know if crohns is the cause or could it be more. I was born with stomach issues that were never determined and it got worse throughout the years, I had pains like appendicitis with irregular bouts of infrequent diarrhea the pain eventually lead me to have a hysterectomy and found mild endometriosis. The pain never stopped after surgery ,and I developed excessive mucus covered stool. The episodes of pain grew longer lasting ,instead of 30 minutes to a hour every other month or more, now it lasts for days and can happen weekly. I recently had a double contrast ct, I was told I have inflammation and thickening in my sigmoid.
I have a few questions for anyone that help...
I have joint pain in my back, spine, ribs, knees, hips
I have had weird rashes on face ( like malar) no lupus antibodies*, anal area ulcers
Fatigue that will never lift (years)
Absolutely no appetite, but I have gained 30 lbs ( no meds, no explaination)
Eye inflammation not visible redness or pain, but it caused blurred vision for a few days.
Basically alot of random symptoms really wondering if inflammatory bowel disease can cause all of these things or would I need to be looking for more than one diagnosis? Because I have been sick and searching for so long I just don't have the mental energy to keep searching and searching anymore.
I have had thousands of tests for arthritis, lupus, basic bloodwork over and over..
Thanks for listening and any advice you can give would be so helpful.