Hi everyone, I am new to this blog. I am a 36 yr old mother of three boys. Since April I have been experiencing diarrhea, nausea & adbominal pain. The nausea is the type of nausea associated with morning sickness. I had a total hysterctomy in 2007 so pregnancy is not an option. I had a colonoscopy two weeks ago that came back normal. My GI mentioned Crohns but said because the colonoscopy & biopsy came back normal she ruled it out. Then she ordered some blood work. I was prescribed Zotran, Nexium, Flagyl, & Cipro. I had an emergency room visit where a catscan was done using an IV and it showed mild thickening, a hiatal hernia, multiple nodes & was told to get a small bowel series. My dr just ordered blood work. Is it safe to say that Crohn's have been ruled out. Waking up to this feeling is miserable every morning & after I eat is the same thing. Any info is much appreciated.
The thickening was around the ileum. And she never said if she was gonna remove the hernia. She never took a stool sample and I'm guessing she put me on two antibiotics to clear up any inflammation if any. She told me my colonoscopy showed I had a perfect colon. I wake up every morning nauseated and with diarrhea, after I eat it gets worst.
Thanks quincy. I've been trying to do as much research as possible to determine if Crohn's is what I really have. I am at my wits end. Hopefully this scope will confirm what ever is going on with my body. I'll keep you informed
The following user gives a hug of support to geezy: quincy (09-10-2012)
It's a stressful and frustrating process living with the discomfort and the wondering....I've been through it (UC). Having access to info, while scary, at least has you able to formulate the questions.
Hang tough...thanks for the updates, it's appreciated.
It's all a matter of perspective!
Geezy - Don't freak out. I am a man, so being prego was not an option for me. I went through the same thing 1 year ago next month. I was a mess for 3 months until I was diagnosed with UC. They took a c-scope and biopsy's and put me on meds. 5 months later I still felt like crap every day, felt emasculated and Quincy will tell you I was on the brink of depression.
I was consumed with finding out what was wrong with me UC , Crohn's .... everything under the sun. It made my mental state worse. Then I went for a second opinion because I felt like the meds should be making me feel better. The second opinion (new scope and biopsy) came back clean- not even scar tissue. I was miss diagnosed.
I have not taken a pill since May 25th 2012, and I have been perfectly fine. It took me 2 weeks to snap back into shape and I still have some off days, but it is more to the internal hemorrhoids that I developed while taking the meds and doing 9 trips to the bowl a day (for nothing BTW)
It can get better, be patient and make sure you get more then one opinion