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09-25-2017, 03:02 PM   #1
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Hi guys, new here. I've been having stomach issues for the last 4 years, and on off the last 15 years. But the last 4 years it's mainly diarrhoea after eating. Normally have a full stool in the morning followed by loose that Looser then diarrhoea. I've seen doctors I've seen a specialist he performed and colonoscopy endoscopy, all came back good ( Hellipylorbactor?) 9 months ago went back seen specialist who did ultrasound and a cat scan with contrast thru organs. All came back good. Now the last 3 months my backside has been getting a little bit sore it itches when I wipe, if I go more than 4 times a day I wipe too hard and I do get some blood. Anyway went back to my local GP askd to see another specialist. The new specialist has all my details there. he ordered a heap of bloods to be taken and 3 stool tests. Then I received a phone call from the reception to say he has booked me in for a colonoscopy this week. Calprotectin high. I have never heard of that word and now I Google and so worried now. I rang the specialist but he had no time to talk to me one of the receptions talk to me, said it may full under ibd. I have no cramping, no pain, no eye saw, no joint pain etc. If I take metamucil it really helps but makes me go 4 times a day. If I take imodium I feel unbelievable, but the next day like moving bricks. So worried now made my self feel sick, so far down just want to stay in bed till this procedures finished. No bowel problems when slepping. Cheers
09-25-2017, 03:27 PM   #2
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Welcome ,jazzman. I am sorry for all you have been through. Know that you can always come here for support. I hope you get answers soon.
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09-26-2017, 12:09 AM   #3
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So can high calprotectin be more then ibd?

09-26-2017, 01:27 AM   #4
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A high calproctectin indicates that there is inflammation in your bowels. This could be caused by IBD such as Crohns or ulcerative colitis. However, there could be other causes such as an infection. It would be good to know what number was the calproctectin.
It sounds like you have been having some issues for a while so if it is IBD at least you will know. You can then get proper treatment, which should help normalise your stool and bowel movements.
09-26-2017, 02:21 AM   #5
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A high calproctectin indicates that there is inflammation in your bowels. This could be caused by IBD such as Crohns or ulcerative colitis. However, there could be other causes such as an infection. It would be good to know what number was the calproctectin.
It sounds like you have been having some issues for a while so if it is IBD at least you will know. You can then get proper treatment, which should help normalise your stool and bowel movements.
Cheers lady who rang me , just said the levels were high. Not sure how high. Funny thing had an event to go to, on sunday, so i took 1 imodium tablet. Felt so good all day sunday Monday, then tuesday morning big stool, then straight after lunch diarrhea. If i walk and eat at the same time its fine, but sit and eat at work its D. Sounds strange hey!

09-28-2017, 07:16 AM   #6
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A high calproctectin indicates that there is inflammation in your bowels. This could be caused by IBD such as Crohns or ulcerative colitis. However, there could be other causes such as an infection. It would be good to know what number was the calproctectin.
It sounds like you have been having some issues for a while so if it is IBD at least you will know. You can then get proper treatment, which should help normalise your stool and bowel movements.
He said calprotectin was on the borderline, but borderline calls for a Colonoscopy. Thanks

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