I'm a 36 year old male just diagnosed with Ulcertive Colitis after a colonoscopy on Feb 14. My symptoms started around Feb 3rd or so. I went from diarrhea to bloody diarrhea. I can't help but wonder if I really have UC or something else due to an incident that occured on Jan 14. I am a firefighter. On the evening of Jan 14 I responded to a house fire. During the incident I fell into the property owners septic tank while walking around the house to do a 360 degree survey of the house. I spent the next 3 hours with water from the septic tank in my boot. My doctor didn't seem too concerned about it. However, I was sick and missed work on Jan 17 with a fever. I did take Motrin. The GI doc thinks the Motrin triggered the UC. Maybe so. I'm not trying to be in denial of UC... I just want to be sure we aren't throwing the wrong meds at it. I have changed my diet completely and am seeing some relief. No dairy, bread, ect.. I still have blood in my stool. I don't go back to the GI for 6 more weeks. Should I seek a second opinioin?Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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