Sigmoidoscopy on Thursday

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   Posted 6/10/2008 7:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Wanted to get everyone's thoughts.  I've been wrestling with blood loss in stool for the past few weeks.  I'm going to get scoped on Thursday and hopefully a diagnosis will follow.  I've had the following symptoms:
Bloody, stool (w/ some mucous)
Gurgling Stomach
Frequent sense of urgency
Inconsistent movements
and for about the past year, unformed stool
Also, spicy foods, coffee, and milk seem to exacerbate the symptoms
Does this sound like it fits with UC symptoms?  From my research it seems as though it must be either UC or a growth of some kind.

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   Posted 6/10/2008 10:17 PM (GMT -6)   
It could be from UC or CD (crohn's disease) the symptoms of the 2 basically mimic one another, main difference being CD can affect the entire GI tract from mouth to anus, UC is limited to the colon/rectom.

Good luck with your colonoscopy and be sure to share how it all goes.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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   Posted 6/12/2008 6:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks pb4. So diagnosed with colitis today. I'm going in tomorrow for blood work to test for ulcerative colitis.
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