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MRI shows inflammation on small bowel

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lloydjam Thu 16-Mar-17 20:07:27


My DD has just had an MRI which shows inflammation and thickening of the small intestine. She has suffered from stomach pain for years. She is a coeliac. Chrohns and Ulcerative colitis have been ruled out (to the best of my knowledge). Does anyone have an idea what may be causing this? thank you

lloydjam Mon 27-Mar-17 14:58:02

just putting this out again in case anyone can help ?

Ilikecrocs Mon 27-Mar-17 15:04:04

I have Crohn's disease and that's the kind of results I've had from previous MRI's.
How have they reached the decision that it's not?

lloydjam Mon 27-Mar-17 16:09:33

HI there she has had a negative faecal calprolectin test (?) and doesn't seem to have any blood in her faces - would that be enough to rule it out ? thanks

Ilikecrocs Mon 27-Mar-17 16:35:20

My Crohns is in my small bowel and I've never had blood when I've been to the toilet.
I've had Crohns for 16 years.
I can't really answer about the calprotectin stool sample as I'm not sure what my previous levels have been.
I honestly can not think of what else could cause inflammation in the small bowel.

lloydjam Mon 27-Mar-17 18:45:08

Thank you , hopefully we shall get some answers from the consultant next week.

Ilikecrocs Mon 27-Mar-17 20:14:47

Good Luck flowers

fireandicecubes Mon 27-Mar-17 23:05:55

I'm the same as Ilikecrocs I've never had blood or mucus in my stools & my CRP level has never gone above 10 except during my massive flare 5 years ago when I was finally diagnosed with Crohns (I'd had symptoms for 20 years but all tests had been inconclusive until then). I think the symptoms depend on where the inflammation actually is. My Crohns was mainly in my terminal ileum with small amounts of inflammation higher up my small bowel. I had to have resection surgery due to a fistula 2 years ago & thankfully I've been in remission since.

I can't think of anything but IBD which could cause inflammation in the small bowel. Good luck, hope you get some answers next week flowers

lloydjam Tue 28-Mar-17 08:46:24

Thank you both - my DD has pretty much pain every day and so doesn't seem to get flare ups or remission so it doesn't seem to fit with classic chrohns (to my limited knowledge) . Will be glad to get some answers. !

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