Confused

I had a blood test a few weeks ago and I tested positive for Crohns and IBS. I just had an endoscopy and colonoscopy this past Friday and the anesthesiologist said they did not see any signs of Crohns. How is that possible that the blood test came back positive but the colonoscopy showed nothing? Anyone else have this happen to them? Thanks.

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by: Annette Young

Hello,

Thank you for your post, it's a great question.
Sadly, there are many people who receive conflicting information like this. Often people are told they might have Crohn's but there is no physical evidence. This does not mean that you do not have Crohn's though. I would start treating any symptoms and start investigating any potential triggers so that you can avoid eating any foods that might irritate the digestive tract.

Eliminate alcohol, smoking, dairy products and stress where possible. Then monitor your health as you start to introduce foods etc.

If you experience a lot of pain or the symptoms start to change, do go back and get further help. Eventually a full diagnosis will be made.

My mother for example was in pain for many years and she lost so much weight, had diarrhea, cramps, nausea and looked terribly ill. She was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis but years later, it was discovered that she'd had a misdiagnosis and it was in fact Crohn's. Her medication fortunately kept it under control.

I know others who have all the symptoms but not the diagnosis.

I hope this helps? Wishing you all the best.

Annette

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