Posted 8/6/2017 1:22 PM (GMT -6)
I know this isn't the introduction section, but I recently been in and out of the Hospital for colites. It started last Thursday when I was at work and had a non stop pain in the lower abdomen. This was followed by puking and several bathroom stops of diarrhea and bloody stools. That night I was concerned about the bloody stool and non stop pain, so I went to the ER. They told me after blood work(no CT) that I had hemorrhoids. I was prescribed Bentyl & Zofran and was told that it should clear up.. 2 Days later on Saturday, pain was still their and my stool was still filled with blood. I decided to go back to the ER. This time however the Doctors gave me a CT scan and told me that I have Colites. I was than prescribed 2 more medications (antibiotics) ciprofloxacin & metronidazole.
Was told by the Doctor to take it easy next few days, and that I should be well enough for work. Also to schedule a colonoscopy this following week. However while my stool has cleared up a bit, I am still having flares of pain through the day and same last night. I do landscaping, I'm worried that I'll still be in non stop pain while moving around. Is this normal to feel?, are the medications suppose to subside the negative affects?. Should I wait to get a colonoscopy before returning to work, or when my symptoms cease?.
Sorry for the long post, just don't know who else to ask about help with this condition as I am new to it. Thank you!