I've got to agree about
laying it on thick. Don't actually lie, but don't downplay anything either. Try to sum up the key points and symptoms. It can be hard to get doctors to take you seriously, particularly if you are a young woman. They tend to be dismissive of pain - you have to make it clear that the pain is bad enough to affect your quality of life. Incidentally I think constipation is vastly underrated as a source of misery and pain. I've had both diarrhoea and constipation for prolonged periods - I'd rather have permanent diarrhoea than constipation.
Do you take anything for the constipation/faecal impactions?
Anyway, by all means chase up your current hospital. But I would also make an appointment with your GP and ask about
a referral to another hospital. Unfortunately choosing a decent one is often a matter of pot luck: you can go for a teaching hospital on the grounds that it's likely to be better funded at least. That can make a real difference as to what treatments and tests are available. But the doctors won't necessarily be any better. However, it's hard to see how you can pick anywhere that is worse than where you are now.
Dx Crohn's in June 2000. (Yay )
Tried: 5-ASAs, azathioprine, 6MP, Remicade, methotrexate, Humira, diets.
1st surgery 20/2/13 - subtotal colectomy with end ileostomy.
2nd surgery 10/7/15 - ileorectal anastomosis. Stoma reversed and ileum connected to the rectum.
Current status: Chronic flare. Do I have any other kind?
Current meds: 50mg 6MP; Entyvio (started 3/11/16)