My gut issues started after taking a course of antibiotics for my stomach H pylori infection. Now I don't have H pylori anymore but my gut feels so inflamed. I also have diarrhea, cramps and food intolerance. In september 2020 I had a colonoscopy. It showed normal mucosa but non-specific inflammation from the biopsy. The report said "focal active colitis" that is not UC, Crohn's or microscopic colitis. I was able to bring the diarrhea under control by doing the SCD diet, but the inflammation was not down. My doctor thinks it's not IBD, just IBS. He gave me a trial of budesonide but as soon as I tapered off, the inflammation came back. Both my doctor and I are at a loss and he's referring me to Mayo clinic.
Shouldn't a person with only IBS have an entirely normal colonoscopy? Mine is not but my doctor insists its IBS and refuses to treat me.