hmmm, well news report for the doctor....IBS does NOT cause bleeding!
Definitely call and enquire about
the microscopic colitis. Please do the research to know there are 2 different kinds under the general term microscopic colitis. Lymphocytic and Collagenous. They cannot be "seen" visually except through a microscope...
It's definitely good the polyp was caught early...scary thought for many of us.
So...there is absolutely NO inflammation in the colon? even visually as being red/irritated, etc?
Did the doc say where he thought the blood was coming from exactly before you had the scope?
I definitely agree that now the bleeding could be from the polyp...have you done any research on if that's possible for it to be this long?
Are you bleeding with every bm, or intermittently...for example, a bm with no blood, then later blood? I could see that stool going over a raw area could increase it...
I would suggest you see an endocrinologist regardless...for a regular doc can miss or not do specific tests..especially if your thyroid is low.
Weight loss is difficult, I would think, if one is having many health problems at one time and NO answers. Keep looking till you find a doc who won't just see the obvious of one being overweight. Clouds the issues methinks.
*Heather* Status: maintenance Asacol 6 daily + Salofalk enemas every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!