A 32-year-old female asked:
Chronic (2 yrs) lower left abdominal tenderness between bottom of belly button and hip bone. hurts to press & tense. calprotectin consistently over 2000 but no diarrhea. clear colonoscopy & small bowel mri last month. clear ultrasound. any ideas pls?
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Dr. Donald Colantinoanswered
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
That high level of fecal calprotectin is certainly consistent with inflammation somewhere within the gi tract. If your colonoscopy & other testing weren't done while the calprotectin was elevated there may have been little or no inflammatory areas or flares of inflammation present at those times. Perhaps a consultation at a department of gastroenterology at a university hospital near you is worth
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