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Inflamed Colon

Hi all,

I have been in hospital for several days whilst they ran a bundle of tests, ECG, blood tests, stool samples, ultrasound, blood pressure and temp etc.

The simptems I have are:
Inflamed colon,
Pains (when ever anything is in my colon)
No appetite
Irregular stool:
- consistance of either water or soup.
- color ranging from orange to maroon (with/ without blood in)
- Need to go to the toilet 4 times a day (when I went 1-2 a week the rest of my life)
- Recently I am getting some very pale looking stool as well.

As the doctors have not managed to work out what is up yet and It will take at least a month until they can do a colonoscapy (please forgive the spelling) I just wanted to find out some possibles.

Thanks in advance!

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Welcome to the gastroeterology community!  Inflammed colon isn't a symptoms; were you diagnosed with an inflammed colon?  When are you getting pain?
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Thank you, I wish i could say it was good to be here :/

I was told it was a symptom as they do not know what is coursing it.
Hence the need for more tests
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Hum, well an inflammed colon is something you would see on a colonoscopy.  You could have symptoms like mucus or blood in your stool, which can indicate an inflammed colon, but you would need a colonoscopy to acutally diagnose it.  What times of day are you getting pain?  Is it ever related to eating or having a bowel movement?
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Mine showed up on an MRI (sorry forgot that one in the test list),
Pain comes when ever anything enters my colon and lasts until I manage to get it out.
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Ok, that makes a lot more sense now.  You always have things in your colon, so I don't know what you mean by whenever something enters your colon.
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I paid to get the tests done privately, Cancer.
Thank you for your assistance.
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My point was that an MRI can also show an inflammed colon so now I understood how that was diagnosed.  But there is always waste in your colon; even when you do a clean out for a colonoscopy, you still have something in your colon (usually it is basically water at this point).  Do you mean that you have pain as soon as you eat something and the pain continues until you have a bowel movement?
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