3 weeks ago I ended up in ER w/ dystended stomach and horrible abdominal pain. My H&H was low. The week prior I had been having black stool (not knowing what that meant). CT in ER showed enlarged & infected colon. ER told me to see GI doc and get a colonoscopy & they put me on cippro and flagyl.
Saw GI doc #1. He refused colonoscopy -without any tests he said was Crohn's disease and wanted to start treating. Didn't feel comfortable- so saw GI doc #2. He said was bleeding ulcer and did endoscopy the next day. Came back neg. - no bleeding ulcer. He says does not want to do colonoscopy- I am too young (38). Here are the symptoms I continue to show: fatigue, low H&H, anemia (I've never had before). I also have some other symptoms that have been going on a long time- but my other docs contributed them to some other medications I'd been taking: significant weight loss, low albumin, diarreha, nausea.
I'm wondering if they shouldn't do the colonoscopy just to rule out anything significant? The only thing he wants to treat now is the anemia. We have a good family friend who had colon cancer at 34- we have personal experience with it-- and I seem to have more symptoms than he did. Can anyone advise? There is no blood in stool now. GI2 did rule out celiac and several other things w/ stool study and blood work. But now only will concentrate on giving me iron- isn't there a cause for sudden anemia ever since ER visit?