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05-07-2016, 09:10 AM   #1
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Need help with interpreting results

lean6 08:27 AM Today
Hello! I'm new to the forum but not new to the symptoms of IBD. I am 28 and have had a problem with constipation all of my life however the last few years have became hard to deal with in regard to my tummy issues, I am always bloated, in pain, go days and sometimes weeks without a BM. My GP has only given me laxatives and said I have chronic constipation. I felt like it's more than just chronic constipation so I went to a GI specialist and he gave me a colonoscopy, while waiting for the results to come back he placed me on a laxative regimen as well as prescribed me with linzess and librax. I finally received my results and the nurse said they came back as negative however the actual pathology report says more. I asked for clarification because on the pathology report the diagnosis states: Capillary congestion of colonic mucosa. Also the comments were: Abnormal histological findings in digestive organ, Melena, and Disease of intestine(unspecified). I have no idea what any of that means and my next GI appointment isn't until the 27th.
05-09-2016, 10:53 AM   #2
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Capillary congestion means the capillaries are blocked or partially blocked for some reason. Blood is getting pooled in the capillaries and not flowing normally. Melena is the dark, tarry stools that indicate your gut is digesting blood - either blood that is swallowed or, more commonly, blood that that leaked out somewhere along the way in the gut.
05-09-2016, 11:27 AM   #3
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