My sigmoidoscopy showed negative biopsies. Therefore no colitis although my gut looked inflammed by naked eye. Anyway, 25 yrs laters after my original diagnosis it would appear my diagnosis is now not colitis but IBS. I was desperate for some help so decided reluctantly to go through another test (couldn't face a colonoscopy). My problem is having gone through this test and the trauma associated (i wont give the graphic details) I have a letter saying no IBD found and an open invitation to go back to see the GI specialist. I have lived with this for 25yrs and wanted something more than a negative test result. It just doesn't help me at all. I went to an expert for help-all i got was a negative test result and a message "pleased your test was negative". My symptoms haven't gone away and it is disappointing that after psyching myself up for this test for so long that it hasn't helped me at all. She has told me to keep taking imodium -up to 16 per day. She says it is an excellent drug and no problems with tolerance-just take as many as I need.