I was wondering if you could give me a peace of mind...I've been suffering from stomach pain for 3 weeks now. The pain was worse the first 2 weeks and I would get hit me with bouts of pain every other hour. Now, I mostly feel mild discomfort throughout the day and then get really bloated after dinner, resulting in a stomach ache that lasts just a few minutes and a trip to the toilet. My stool still looks healthy, just softer than usual but I'd have diarrhea maybe once a week. My GP ran some tests and said my blood came back normal but my stool had high amounts of calprotectin. He suspects it's could be Colitis or Crohn's and is booking me in for a colonoscopy. The thing is, I don't feel too unwell? My symptoms have gotten a lot better, though I did find some bloody mucus in my stool today which really startled me! I have no idea what Colitis or Crohn's feels like and I don't know anyone with experience to reference. Is it possible to have either conditions when my symptoms have improved and I still feel relatively healthy? I haven't noticed any weight loss and I don't feel more tired than usual. I'd have days where I feel no pain at all just discomfort and bloating, which obviously I'd rather not have but again, I don't feel massively affected.
My GP didn't give me any information or comfort at all, just told me he thinks it's one of the two conditions and to wait for a letter for colonoscopy then hung up.
This has given me a lot of anxiety because I feel like I've gone from 0-100. I'm feeling a lot better than before but now I'm told I could actually have something serious? I have a history of stomach and bowel cancer in my family too so now my paranoia is leading me to all sorts of conclusions.
I would really appreciate any advice. Does my situation still sound like IBD? Is this what early IBD feels like and should I expect it to worsen? Or can I still hold out hope that it's gastritis or some sort of bacterial infection I can get over soon?