I have suffered 20 years with what the Drs always told me is IBS. Since Christmas it has gotten worse. Cramps and bowel movements after practically every meal, mucus in stools and occasionally bright red blood.And now worse than all that I have a couple of fissures which have got to cause the worst pain I've ever known.
Dr booked me in to see colon specialist at the hospital last Thursday who had a look and told me that one of the fissures may heal with cream but the other one is too far gone and will involve surgery.
He said that it won't be worth operating on it until we've got to the bottom (no pun intended) of what's causing all the stomach trouble which makes perfect sense. So now he's booking me in for an endoscopy which he has warned me in advance will be no walk in the park due to having to squeeze the camera past the problem areas. He has also said that my symptoms seem to match those of Crohn's disease.
I've just got to wait for my appointment to come through the post now.