I am a new member and have been to 2 GIs, one proctologist, urologist, rheumatolgist, and gynecologist. I. I have had these sypmtoms for 5 years now. First it was the gall bladder, then GERD, they found the H-pylori bacterium, and we've gone back and forth with being diagnosed with proctitis, UC or Chrons. I also developed ulcerated internal hemmorhoids. I eat, sometimes before I finish my meal, my stomach cramps up, and I run to the bathroom and this is how I live most of my days. Definitely do not have any problems withconstipation but on the other side of the spectrum. Sorry! It can start as early as 3 or 4am in the morning. I have blood and mucous in my stools and sometimes the urge to go. Sometimes the mucous, blood drips or the entire toilet bowl is red from blood. This is scarey at times, but I have had all kinds of tests, to be told I don't have cancer. In addition, I also have IC (interstital cystitis) and chronic to severe aches all over my body. The Rheumatologist thought I may have fibromyalgia (sp?). I don't know what to do as I have been on asacol (8 per day) and it appears canasa did nothing for me. I am on aciphex, zantac, urised, elmiron, and have many allergies (flonase, allegra D, singular, asthma inhaler, etc). I am puzzled because no doctor has diagnosed me. All the marker tests for UC and Chrons have come back inconclusive. Are marker tests the sure thing?
They pretty much tell me they don't know what I have. One says I could have surgery and the other says no way with inflamation inthe rectum. Is it possible to have Crohns in your lower colon? If you are lso having the same symtoms I am having, I am in search of answers. I am a positive, optimistic person and I am destined that this will not defeat me. If you can respond if you gone through what I have or have suggestions, let me know. I am posting this on multiple boards to see if anyone can relate. I am able to manage around it, but it gets frustrating worrying about
where the near restroom is at or wondering if anything I eat will cause cramps, Diar. and a mad dash to the bathrooms. Let me know.