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My name is Vincent and I am new here. I'm a 27 year old male with a four year history of frequent diarrhea/loose stools, abdominal discomfort, and other related symptoms. I am an Ironman triathlete - very active and have what I believe to be a healthy diet. My symptoms have been progressively worsening over the past year or two and I finally got a colonoscopy. Doctor found some ulcers in the distal ileum and thought it looked like Crohn's. Got the biopsy results and there was no evidence of granulomas (long-term inflammation) but just lymphocytic infiltrates. Colon and rectum were normal. I also got a Prometheus biomarker blood test and the results were "not consistent with IBD". My doctor still thinks it is probably early-stage Crohn's and wants to start me Stelara. I'm a little unsure though, given the shaky diagnosis. Anyone have a similar experience or have any thoughts on this?
Thanks so much,
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I was diagnosed with UC after a colonoscopy in March. I also took the prometheus test, because my father has Crohn's and I wanted to make sure that I wasn't misdiagnosed. However, the prometheus test also said that my results weren't consistent with IBD. I'm sure you've already figured out a plan for yourself, as it has been about since months since this was posted, but my personal advice is to trust the colonoscopy more than the lab work.