I am new here and wondering if someone could help me. So 5 years ago I had a very bad stomach issue, with severe diarrhoea with mucus and blood and stomach pain. This lasted for a few days. I went to A&E and they did a blood test. All I was told at the time is that I had an infection which my body was fighting and they wouldn't give me any medication.
My stomach settled itself, however since then has always been sensitive.
So since end of July, my stomach seems to be more unhappy. On and off diarrhoea with mucus (no blood) that would last a day (couple bowel movements) and then calm down. I now have days where I will need to go about 4 times a day. It's not watery but more mushy (sorry TMI). I went to my GP and did a stool test on 25th Oct. The Calprotectin test showed my inflammation level was 64, I know it should be below 50.
I had a colonoscopy on 11th Nov, where they found very mild patchy erythema at the end of my colon, going into my small bowel. The consultant doing the procedure asked if I take a lot of NSAIDs, which I don't but he did not seem to overly concerned. He took some biopsies and I am still waiting on the results for this.
Generally I have fatigue and sometimes issues with my appetite but I don't have bleeding, weight loss or fever.
I wouldn't say my symptoms are severe but they are enough to make me feel unwell. Does this sound like Crohn's? I am terrified of getting this as a diagnosis, as I am so scared I won't be able to live a normal, carefree life and I will be in and out of hospital for the rest of my life!