Hello I'm new to think but would really appreciate some help and advice.
Last year I was diagnosed with crohns colitis following a colonscopy...ulcers and inflammation at the bottom of my large bowel and near rectum. I was commenced on steroids. But nothing seemed to help with pain and bowel habits. So I was then advised I may need to try a chemo tablet don't no the name but my consultant said it may help better than steroids I was on. But explained also it had bad side effects to gave me another type of steroid in mean time till I decide. As it would make me have to get my bloods and bone narrow checked every 2 weeks. So during this time I took time to decide but I was admitted into hospital with extreme pain and bloating...and another colonscopy was done and the consultant then explained as my bowel looked clear they may have misdiagnosed diagnosed me. I was extremely upset so I changed consultants. So my new consultant said he didn't think I had crohns that it was ibs. And started me on more medication which didn't really help. After mri of small bowel which was clear...I had endoscopy which showed inflammation of my dudeum and stomach and top of small bowel and postivutr faecal sample for inflammation so I was started bacj on steroids once again without dosagnosis. As time went on my symptoms settled. Still getting pain and abnormal constipation and diahorea but pain reduced. But still with no diagnosis my consultant is determined it may have just been something I ate that day like a curry which I think is laughable. Due to pain and all my symptoms I believe they r related to my menstrual cycle so I am now under investigation for endometriosis and currently going thro medical menopause to check. Sorry this is so long. Anyway recently my bowel have started up all over again bloating alternate habits...bleeding from rectum...tiredNess.
Anyway if u have read all this I am very grateful. My ultimate question was is happen do I have crohns or was it misdiagnosed. I have lost all trust in doctors. I believe I do have endometriosis as injections to help my pain but my bowels r crazy. And as I seen myself the inflammation and ulcers could I still have crohns?
Thanks u so much