I have been diagnosed with severe post infectious ibs since oct 2004; At that time I have high fever, wgt loss >10 lbs, vomiting severe diarrhea and horrific abdominal pain. Lots of test ran, but surgeon ended up doing my colonoscopy not sure if biopsy was done. Definately had gastritis he said and gerd. Ended up with c-diff as well. Gallbladder removed and a liver resection performed. Never got any better. Dx with ibs - severe. Never has copious amounts of blood, but lots of mucous.
Lately, I have had lots of mucous in my stool and a huge amt of thick white mucous, not clear, small amts of blood - very small. I do have hemmrhoids though and I am mostly constipated from all the pain meds, but I still have to go and fast with the attacks = it turns in to loose stool after numerous bm's. I have pressure in my rectum and itching and some pain there. I feel like I have liquid expel sometimes and on toilet paper it is clear to yellowish mucous type stuff. I have had increased nausea and abdominal pain and have had this off / on every since 2004, but this breaks thru oxycodone and fentanyl patch. severe cramping with bm's and feel like i may faint and throw up. Was dx with facet arthritis today and I have extremely dry skin and a chronic small sore like thing on my lower leg. Several weeks ago, I had a fever of 103.4 and was very, very sick. Vomiting numerous times and diarrhea, but no bloody stools. Abdominal pain as well. I didn't go to the doctor, because I assumed it was viral; but in hinsight, I wish I had of; which to tell you the truth I was so sick, I couldn't go by myself and my husband and children didn't realize how sick I was. My pain is always upper abdomen especially right side and epigastric area. I stay extremely tierd as well.
Anyway, I was wondering: do you have to have a lot of blood to have UC and also, I should have mentioned if I didn't; Up until 6 mos ago or so I always had diarrhea, but since pain meds; not as often and off and on I have extreme swelling of abdomen to where I look 8 mos pregnant. I still have urgency and incontinence occassionally. The rectal pain and expelling small amts of liquid ( very small ) is new and occassionally there is steaks of blood that is mixed in the stool as well as on it and it isn't bright red, it is more of a dull red color.
I see my GI doctor in August again and she is aware, and she has mentioned another colonoscopy, but said since it hasn't been 5 yrs or more it probably won't show any changes, but she may do one anyway, she wasn't clear on that.
Anyway, any advice I have just always felt as though they were missing something. I can't work any longer due to all of this and its severity the GI doc and my primary doc have put me out of work indefinately and I am trying to get disability.
Sorry for the long post, but I wanted to try and cover all the details.
Thanks for any advice.