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    I had all the same symptoms as you, and had the same tests etc. and it turned out I had ulcerative colitis. Same as chrones, but restricted to the colon rather than the entire body. I was told that only the symptoms could be treated but the issue would never go away. Well I was medicated for a very short amount of time, and have had no issues since. That was over 8 years ago and I've had 2 babies and another one on the way since then. I've not had any significant flare ups at all. Just thought I'd offer a good story! I also have a friend with chrones, and while it is far more sever and she does struggle sometimes, in general she is coping very well xoxo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albert01 View Post
    Also....apparently *bright* red blood isn't such a problem...it's darker, unoxygenated blood that is associated with more sinister.
    I was told that by a gp many years ago and was just advised to eat more fibre. Since I've had a specialist tell me that that is really wrong - any sort of blood is a concern (and extra fibre exacerbates my problem ).

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    Hoping it is just a hemaroid and I don't need further testing, I suffered IBS when I was younger and have been probed everywhere before and really not looking forward to doing it again.
    IBS technically doesn't go away, so it could just be that playing up, but personally I believe IBS is what lazy Drs diagnose you with.

    I was diagnosed with IBS for 3 years before I got a new Dr who looked a bit farther and diagnosed me with ulcerative colitis, which i "had" for 5 years. I have since gotten another new Dr. Who had another look to see how everything was going and it turns out it's crohns...

    Any hoo, while crohns is a pain in the bum (literally) it's nothing to be concerned about once it's treated correctly. :thumbup:

    Feel free to PM me if you want more info about it.

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    Hubby had very similar symptoms to you and he was diagnosed with Crohns Disease. He still gets the odd flair up and tracks what he eats but his medication seems to be helping.

    He just need to get regular check ups as it can lead to complications, but if managed and checked regularly it can be ok.

    Good luck with Colonoscopy.

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    Best of luck with the colonoscopy preparation. It's the worst thing ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disbride View Post
    Best of luck with the colonoscopy preparation. It's the worst thing ever.

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    Agree to that! Don't go more than 1metre from the bathroom or could be disaster!!!! DH thought it was very amusing watching me suddenly jump up and run every 5 mins, I ended up camping in the loo

    I have crohns, but found out very early, no blood, I stayed on meds for a year, but off them now and doing ok. I watch what I eat and I know what foods irritate me. Also try to keep stress down.
    Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disbride View Post
    Best of luck with the colonoscopy preparation. It's the worst thing ever.

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    Haha I know!!!

    I had one when I was 17 so aware of how gross it is, so glad I have an ensuite and planning on camping out in my bedroom for prep.

    Thanks to everyone else for your replies

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    For me it was the stuff you had to drink that was terrible, running to the bathroom every 5 minutes is just part and parcel of having a flare

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