My blood work is always fine even during flares, but I have inflammation. There are 4 things they look for.
1. Blood work
2. Scope images
3. IBD Histology
4. Physical symptoms - mucous, blood but combined with feeling unwell, nausea, pain and especially diarrhoea.
I have number 2, plus mucous and blood.
I go back on Thursday - for blood work and a rigid sigmoidoscopy to decide what to do with my bleeding.. I am dreading steroids.... as I feel normal and well and don't want to feel unwell in trying to get better!
Diagnosis Oct 07 and then Aug 08: Inditerminate Patches of Mild Colitis (including Rectum) - Currently Minor Bleeding
Medication: 1000mg Mesalazine Suppository at night.