My recent colonoscopy showed inflammation only in my rectum. I’ve had bleeding since beginning of December which is what prompted my testing. I have no pain . Just occasional urgency. My symptoms have actually subsided all last week. However, I’ve been under stress since my results yesterday and stomach issues since then and light blood this morning. I’m guessing the stress triggered this?
My calprotectin score came back @ 457. Doc said he can’t say if I have Crohns or UC either way as I don’t fit full Criteria for either since I’m mild. My stool test for bacterial inflections didn’t come back though. He wants to put me on a low dose of melasamine and some suppositories (short term) .
He said I have both acute and chronic signs of inflammation in my rectum. My question is : can the high calprotectin levels be as a result of bacterial infection only? I would hate to go on a med if I don’t have to and if my inflamed rectum is from a bacterial infection.
Should I get a second opinion?