Update from previous post after colonoscopy...
I have had bowel symptoms for 25yrs - frequent diarrhoea, cramping and urgency.
I have also had acid reflux and had endoscopy twice. The first time after daily heartburn then vomiting coffee grounds. This showed chronic inflammation, the doctor showed me on the monitor during procedure and told me he believes it was Barratts. However, the biopsies ruled out Barratts and I was diagnosed with GERD and commenced on Esomprazole 40mg daily for chronic inflammation.
The Behçets medications definitely irritate my GI tract - I’ve had abdominal pain and severe diarrhoea on Colchicine and Azathioprine and stopped both.
I commenced Cellcept end of May and within a month I was having regular bright red bleeding with bowel motions/diarrhoea. However, i didn’t have the stomach pain I did with the other drugs so have continued.
I was red flagged for colonoscopy after a Faecal Calprotectin test came back elevated and I had the procedure within 3 months, just on Sunday morning past. I had 2 bleeding motions and some abdominal pain above the belly button on Friday night and I thought this would be beneficial in showing what’s causing the bleeding and diarrhoea but nope.. the colonoscopy was ‘normal’!!
I am left wondering what’s going on as there wasn’t even a haemorrhoid to blame for the bleeding?? The doctor has sent some biopsies off to check for Microscopic Colitis.
I’m not sure what happens now if there will be further testing - surely they have to work out what’s causing the bleeding?!!
It’s a frustrating time having symptoms but normal test results and no confirmed answers!