As promised I am keeping you posted as I await a diagnosis. Saw the GI Doc yesterday afternoon. Still experiencing increased frequency of bowel movements (some steatorrhea - floaters and some nocturnal diarrhea), almost constant RLQ pain despite antispasmotics and metamucil, and some nausea without vomiting. (I'll do anything not to puke.) The antispasmotics do reduce the number of trips to the bathroom, but do nothing for the pain.
After the physical exam he suggested Celiac Disease - however I had already eliminated gluten grains and dairy hoping that would do the trick, but no luck. He then stated that he believes I have "Colitis". I have been scheduled for a colonoscopy 5/15.
I do not have bloody diarrhea. Is it possible to have colitis without bleeding?
Also he didn't specify ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease. I assume he is looking for some kind of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. And he states he will be able to visualize the ileocecal area with this test. I hope I can get through the next three weeks awaiting a diagnosis so I can begin appropriate treatment, because the pain is becoming unbearable. Sometimes I actually wake up dreaming I am in labor!
Thank you for any insight you can share.
Best of health to all.