After some advice please as I’ve read a lot of posts on here that I can relate to due to covid and it being impossible to get treatment!
It’s also important to note I’m diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and have been in remission for 10 years - I’m 32 - so actually can’t really remember what a flare up feels like
I started off with mucus in my stools the first time I pass in a morning just on the first bit. This was back in February. Anyway I had a calprotectin test which measures inflammation levels and that came back at 943 which is moderate. I was put on treatment for colitis etc but didn’t feel much better.
A couple of weeks ago I did another test and it came back negative which would suggest the treatment has worked and it is colitis related.
A week later I stopped the extra treatment course but noticed blood and more watery poo since. The stool doesn’t appear bloody at first glance but shows when it settles in the toilet - not really a dark colour either it’s light
I’m wondering if now I do a test it’s raised again so maybe the flare up needed longer treatment - if it was that.
Problem is I have the worst Heath anxiety which stemmed from losing my mum 15 years ago so I’m convinced it’s cancer. I’m trying to talk myself round based on the test results and I had a colonoscopy with blue dye just over 2 years ago and everything was completely normal so my Consultant has siad it’s going to be extremely unlikely to be anything other than colitis.
Main symptoms are waking up with a pain Or sore feeling - not localised - normally relieved after passing, bit of mucus first thing and then the blood when the stool settles in the toilet, not every time. I’m going quite a lot in a morning but rarely after that: I think my health anxiety is making my symptoms worse and also think I have other symptoms.
It’s hard as symptoms are pretty much the same as IBD
Wondering if anyone else has had anything similar? It’s obviously impossible To get colonoscopies atm so worried sick