I am a 55 year old male. about
a month ago, I suffered what I believe to be my third flare-up of colitis in the last 3 years. After the first two, I recovered so quickly that I didn't think I needed to see the doctor. I looked up the symptoms of others suffering UC and they seem identical to mine: Random attacks of lower abdominal cramps, lower-left side sometimes, worsening and gradually turning to bloody diarrhea, then chills and even slight fever. For me, this clears up after a couple of days and back to normal bowel movements after about
5 days. I have had some minor IBS symptoms in between, but those have been normal for me all of my life. After this third bout, I finally went to a doctor who scheduled a colonoscopy. My CRP marker was high which is consistent with IBD inflammation or colitis, but can't be sure until the colonoscopy. Due to insurance complications, my colonoscopy is still another month away!
Meanwhile, I worry and wait.
Unlike the past two episodes I've had in the last couple of years, this time I don't seem to be unable to produce solid formed stools anymore. Actually, I feel completely well other than that. Have not had any stomach pains or cramps, but I pass either small amounts of loose, very small stools, or diarrhea. Also, I feel a slight burning sensation in the rectum when passing stools or gas. This makes me think there is still some inflammation going on. Other than that, I feel completely normal, but very nervous about
what the colonoscopy might find. Is it normal to have abnormal stools for so long after a bout of UC?
Post Edited (RobDel) : 9/16/2016 9:02:06 PM (GMT-6)