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  • Posted By: Peacework
  • May 19, 2008
  • 02:15 AM

Last monday came home early from work because of a black out, and made a sandwich for lunch. Two hours after eating I ran to the bathroom with the runs sooooo bad it was like water. By 7pm that evening Still running to the bathroom I noticed a lot of blood on the toilet paper and in the bowl. I called the doctor they said get to the ER. Well i waited till the next morning, we all know what the ER looks like at night, so next morning get up early still with the runs and the bleeding go to the ER. Now the fun starts, Blood work, urine sample, ct scan Now keep in mind still the runs and bleeding. Next day colonoscopy and biopsy. The attending doc says it is coloitis, the lung doctor said dont listen to him.(don't ask me why a lung doctor is saying this about my bleeding butt). The gastro doctor says I don't know it is a virus. Even after the colonoscopy I was bleeding they said it was normal, everyone that I talked to that had it done said they didn't bleed. so they told me go home if it starts again to come back. I just had a stomach virus two months ago and this never happened ever.

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  • You poor thing. This always gets me mad, since your story is quite common. If you never had any kind of bowel problems before they always hold back on a diagnose unless your biopsi comes back positive beyond doubt. They will tell you its most likely a virus (which it could be) and send you on your way. They want to wait and see if it happens again. If you have colitis, it might clear up, but it will come back. ยจ Just for the record, the colonscopy has nothing to do with the bleeding. Now... so you can prepare yourself. There are 2 different kinds of IBD that are the most common. Ulcerative colitis affects the colon only and Crohns that affects the small instestine as well as the colon, but it can attack any part of your digestive tract. You need to get educated, so these doctors dont end up making you think you are going to die, because if you have IBD, it is a chronic, but treatable disease. It is all about controlling your symptoms. www.healingwell.com has a great board for both UC and Crohns disease. You should post there. The best of luck, Kiera
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