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Test results

Hi
Just over 2 weeks ago I was quite poorly, doctor sent me straight to hospital where they did blood tests (raised white blood cells, neutrophils and crp of 65). They kept me in suspecting appendicitis and did a ct with contrast which showed possible terminal ileitis (inflammation in my intestines as I was told). I was sent home and spoke with my gp who ordered a stool sample and further blood tests and said she suspects IBD. My ALT level was raised along with esr and crp but these are now coming down slowly. I have just had my results for my stool sample which is 352 ug/g. A note on the results from the hospital says anything over 200 ug should be considered positive. I have yet to speak with my GP but I do have psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis, mitral valve regurgitation. I have regular bloating especially after eating, I vomit most mornings (had investigations into my stomach and nothing was found) and my bowel habits are abnormal anyway. Can you have a result like this and it be caused by something else? TIA x

  1. Hi ,

    I am so sorry you are going through this, but I am happy you are being proactive and reaching out to this community. For your safety, I cannot help diagnose you as I am not a doctor. However, just speaking from my personal journey and what I have learned over the years with IBD, it could definitely be possible that something else is going on. At the same time, it is totally possible it can be IBD. Do you have any pain or blood with bowel movements? Also, what is the next step your doctor wants to take? Perhaps a colonoscopy?

    Here is an article you may find helpful and can discuss with your doctor. It goes over diagnostic testing for IBD. Look it over and ask your doctor about these tests for you: https://inflammatoryboweldisease.net/diagnostic-tests-and-procedures/

    Keep us posted with your progress. I hope you feel better soon. And of course if you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out. That's what we are here for.

    Hugs, Elizabeth (team member)

    1. Thankyou for your reply. I am speaking with my gp tomorrow morning so will see what they say. I'm not having a good time with my health atm 🙄

    2. ,

      You are so welcome. Please keep us posted and let us know if there is anything we can do to help.

      Hugs, Elizabeth (team member)

  2. I don't know enough about other conditions to be able to say whether something else could be the cause of these results. Have tests been done for Calprotectin? This looks for inflammation specifically in the intestine, which should be a better indicator.
    - Sahara (team member)

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