I've been reading a lot on the forum but haven't ever posted before. I'm hoping maybe I can get some guidance. I've had issues for years with bowel problems, but just sporadic. However, the past year has been very hard on me to the point where I don't want to go anywhere. I dread even going to the grocery store because I don't know when pain and/or diarrhea will hit me. I had an EGD/colonoscopy last week but am awaiting final word from my GI. Here's a bit of my background: After the birth of our second daughter, I have been experiencing intermittent episodes of diarrhea that occurs without warning. After a week or so of explosiveness, I tend to feel better for a short amount of time before the cycle happens again. I have also been experiencing severe stomach pains where it takes me days to recover and feel somewhat "normal" again. It literally feels like I constantly have a stomach bug. I am nauseated 75% of the time and my stools have mucus.
It finally got to the point where I made an appt with GI because I couldn't stand it any more. My SGI IBD panel came back positive for UC. I had a barium swallow with SBGT completed which revealed I have a high riding cecum (it's located up under my ribs instead of by my hip bone), flocculation of barium in the distal ileum, mild localized malabsorption syndrome, and regional mesenteric inflammation. It also revealed separation or elongation of the terminal ileum.
A week after the SBFT, I had my EGD/colonoscopy. The EGD was essentially normal, but biopsies revealed I have acute and chronic esophagitis with reparative/reactive changes, intestinal metaplasia, focal reactive gastropathy. My colonoscopy revealed edema in the left colon, blurring of the vascular pattern, yet my biopsies don't really show anything. It says "colon mucosa without specific pathologic changes" in the right colon, left colon says "no specific pathologic changes" and absence of active inflammation/architecture distortion, rectosigmoid patho states the same as the left.
I'm awaiting a call from GI about
my biopsy results (I pulled up my records and saw them). I'm nervous with the biopsy results that I won't get a dx but instead tell me I have irritable bowel. This is beyond irritable bowel...I feel like my entire world has changed in the past few months specifically because of the pain and sudden diarrhea. It is terrible. I don't necessarily want UC, but I want a dx so treatment can help me feel better. I'm getting very down about
I guess what I'm asking is if anyone has had results like these and still received a dx? I appreciate the time you took reading my post and your feedback. Thanks so much!
Post Edited (SuperNinja) : 12/15/2014 2:39:59 AM (GMT-7)