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Hi all, I'm new on here. Here is my background. A month ago I started with the following symptoms.

Flatulance with follow through watery, bloody feaces. Usually the blood was pinkish in colour but a few times it was bright red, this coincided with a feeling of urgency to go. I did not pass a normal stool for 2 weeks. 

I visited the doctor who did an internal examination, she confirmed there was blood present and referred me to the specialist suspecting cancer.  She also asked for a stool sample.

For the last three days bowel movements have returned to normal I have not noticed any blood.

 The calprotectin report came back at 965 which suggests IBD. I had my appointment with the specialist yesterday and he has requested a colonoscopy.

I would like to know, now my symptoms have subsided will the procedure still show where any inflammation has been or is it likely to come back clear? Does the fact that I have had no stomach pains suggest that it could be cancer rather than IBD? I am trying to stay positive especially as symptoms have improved. 

Sorry for the long winded post but if anyone has any thoughts about my situation I'd love to hear from you, thanks for reading

S x

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  • Hi, all I can say if symptoms have subsided it is less likely to be cancer - Inflammatory bowel disease however will have its flare ups, with episodes of no symptoms. this is probably why it is often misdiagnosed in early disease as upset stomach/virus or IBS.

    when you have the colonoscopy they will take biopsies of the bowel wall, even if this doesnt look inflamed the cells are different so will highlight IBD.

    please let me know how you get on x

  • Thank you willow24 for your response, it puts my mind at rest somewhat. The waiting is always the hardest part. I will report back as soon as I have my results. x

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