hi everyone, so my story starts with the fact i’m 28 weeks pregnant … i have some internal piles… lovely stuff.
I have had rectal bleeding for nearly 8 weeks now. No pain, bloating… one or 2 episodes of very loose stools… and one episode of a sickness bug that lasted one evening with cramps and a poorly tummy. ( but that was before the blood started!)
Up to this point i have seen my gp several times, she has been great. She has me on some stuff for mild constipation as my bowels don’t seem to stay happy without a little help this pregnancy. But even when i do go properly, theirs still blood, and has been some mucus too.
I really have no symptoms other than the bleeding.
Although i found out today that my faecal calprotectin levels were at 600 three weeks ago!! which is super high. She has sent me an urgent referral to a specialist.
While i’m waiting for that appointment she said i should do another one… this time it’s way way lower at 79… which is still higher than they’d like. but a massive drop in a short time right?
so i guess what i want to know is, do i have IBD? Is their still a chance i have it. And can your levels drop that quickly with no medication if i did have it? What are the normal levels for some one in remission?
Still hoping this is some random bug I’ve picked up whilst being pregnant combined with bleeding piles …. but who knows.
Any opinions welcomed