Posted 1/1/2021 1:02 AM (GMT -7)
Back in August I experienced diarrhea for 9 days. It came on suddenly and then vanished. I had stool culture and blood tests and everything came back normal, as well as a normal COVID test. I also had the Prometheus IBD Diagnostic and it came back "Not consistent with IBD" and my CRP was 0.5, although it said that I had some of the genetic predisposing alleles (which is odd since no one in my family history dating back to the Mayflower has ever had IBD). about 3 days in I had a CT scan at the hospital that revealed minor mesenteric adenitis. Its been over 4 months now and it hasn't returned and I feel great, but my anxiety over what it could have been remains. I usually have 1-3 bowel movements per day, depending on food in take. I have no family history of IBD. Anyway, I decided to get a colonoscopy any way, just to see what was going on. My doctor decided to do both a colonoscopy and an EGD. The colonoscopy with biopsies came back normal- the terminal ileum, colon and rectum were all normal. However, the EGD discovered mild chronic non-h. pylori gastritis and mild, patchy villous blunting (without intraepithelial lymphocytes) in the duodenum, as well as GERD (which I already knew I had). I do not and never have smoked, nor have I ever been a heavy drinker. I also have never taken PPIs and the last time I took an NSAID was well over a decade ago. I do not have any symptoms at all, but I'm at a loss for what could be causing it. Does this sound like Crohn's? has anyone else had Crohn's that has basically no or only extremely mild digestive symptoms? I fart a lot but I never have any pain in my abdomen, ever. I occasionally will get a fissure or hemorrhoids if I strain too much (sometimes holding in my bowel movements makes them harder, despite the frequency). I used to bodybuild a few years back and when I was drinking a lot of coffee I might have 4 or even on a very rare occasion even 5 bowel movements in a day, but I havent had this since I laid off the caffeine and stopped eating 3-4000 calories a day.
Anyway, just looking for anyone with similar experiences. I don't want to have to demand a capsule endoscopy if it isn't necessary. I imagine if any serious damage was happening I would have pain or at least symptoms, right?
Thanks in advance