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   Posted 12/18/2013 1:03 PM (GMT -6)   
One thing that still has me, and my doctors confused is my normal blood test results. My results always come in normal. At most I have slightly elevated white blood count, but nothing major, yet the inflammation etc., was highly visible upon colonoscopy. Any ideas? Ever heard of this happening? Anyone else have normal blood yet flaring?
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Diagnosis:First Colonoscopy (dec2013)showed inflammation/ulcers but biopsy had no markers, so no IBD officially diagnosed. IBS-D for 10+ years

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   Posted 12/18/2013 1:12 PM (GMT -6)   
It depends on what kind of a blood test was actually done. In most cases, a regular CBC probably isn't going to show anything abnormal. I'm not sure what kind of test shows inflammation markers but I don't think a CBC will show that. Do you know what kind of a test or tests you were given?
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   Posted 12/18/2013 1:44 PM (GMT -6)   
a crp test with detect inflammation - it's not normally part of a cbc -

but if you been dx'd with uc, and you are still having symptoms, you most likely have inflammation -

hmmm, ok , I reread your post and see you don't have a dx for uc - still, if you haven't had a crp, at least that would confirm the inflammation and regardless of whether you have an official dx, you should still be dealing with any inflammation -

Post Edited (soystud) : 12/18/2013 11:49:34 AM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 12/19/2013 3:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes this has happened to me many times.. I have been in a bad flare, had a colonoscopy been told its the worst they have ever seen but had normal crp levels. I had 6 doctors baffled in April because of this. They have come to the conclusion that the immune suppressants I am on are the reason it is not showing up.
The other conclusion they came up with was it was not my uc but a very bad bowel infection...

I have also got them baffled over my uc. Many times my uc has presented itself in patches which they have told me is very unusual that uc normally is continuous..
I have had many biopsies to make sure its uc and each time it is confirmed...
Every time I have a flare I present with strange symptoms so now the doctors at my hospital are use to it lol!

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   Posted 12/19/2013 9:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I always had normal blood work, especially before 6mp. While getting going on 6mp, I had very odd blood. I don't think blood work always indicates what's going on with UC.
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   Posted 12/19/2013 10:23 AM (GMT -6)   
I have had many normal blood tests (well, often borderline anemic) and CRP normal, but still flaring. I have been on Imuran for 17 years though, and with my initial dx my white cell count was through the roof! I also- though only once- had patchy areas, which puzzled my GI as well. Latest scope though showed continuous starting from rectum. Negative for C diff, shigella, E coli and others. It's interesting, though. I still think there are not just 2 diseases here: "UC" and "Crohns" The validity of CRP tests for UC has been debated:
UC, 17 years, dx age 33
was on Asacol just switched to Apriso
and 50 mg Imuran
Canasa now as had flare
have been on prednisone, Rowasa and hydrocortisone enemas
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