IBS is Irritable Bowel Syndrome....IBD Inflammable Bowel Disease. I had IBS for years but developed IBD ten years ago. Don't feel stupid going to the doctor. Your diarrhea is a symptom of something going on. Not sure if it would show up on the CT scan or not. When I was hospitalized in May the CT scan showed inflamation throughout the colon. However, when they performed the colonoscopy about six days into my hospitalization, it showed UC in the rectum and NOT further up in the colon..go figure. Your elevated sed rate does signify inflamation, but the question is where? When did you have your last colonoscopy?
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!! Hope I don't jinx myself. Off the prednisone since 11/01/08...now see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks. Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.