I have multiple questions regarding my daughter's condition. She is 25. She was diagnosed with UC from a colonoscopy when she was 17, after several years of trying to get a doctor to take us seriously about the blood in her stool. Her main symptoms were extreme fatigue and occasional blood in stool, although no bloody diahrrea. After about a year on Colozal, she was pretty much back to her normal self.
She went to college and quit taking her meds. And has done very well. No blood in her stool since the months in high school prior to the diagnosis. Two colonscopies in the interim years, and both negative, no signs at all of UC. The last colonoscopy was last summer. What prompted this was she lost 10 pounds quickly without trying, had a rash on her forehead, and got pink eye. From what we've read, these could be symptoms of UC, but again, there was no diahrrea or even blood in stool. She has never, not once, had bloody diahrrea before or after diagnosis.
She has run a low grade fever for several months and occasional blood in her urine. She's been tested for multiple things, nothing has come back positive. She is a little fatigued, but not to the point that she can't carry on a pretty much normal life. Her biggest complaint now is the fatigue and pain in her upper back, which I wonder is arthritis.
She has changed doctors and we are still waiting on blood results from an appointment this week.
My question is: if I hadn't know the doctor found indication of UC when she was in high school, I would wonder if that is what she really has...based on the very serious symptoms I read that most have that she never has had. Also is it normal to not show any damage to the colon in subsequent colonoscopies? Particularly since she's not been on medication in about six years.
Is a rash, pink eye, pain in upper back, blood in urine, low grade fever...any...or all symptoms of UC, particularly if there is not the issue of bloody diahrrea?
I read so many of the symptoms that you all have...and hers just seems different, certainly no where as serious. We're just trying to find out WHAT it is she has.
Post Edited (stdtsx) : 4/11/2009 9:58:29 PM (GMT-6)