Sophie has been suffering from stomach pains and her Grandma becomes concerned therefore she rings the doctor to get Sophie an appointment. This is third party referral.
Sophie attends the doctors where she has tests done and is asked questions about her symptoms and her family history. Once the doctor has done all of this they refer Sophie to a Professional from her signs and symptoms. The tests can include Heart rate and blood pressure.
Sophie has now been referred to the Colorectal clinic which is specialised in problems with the bowel. Before Sophie is seen she is weighed and told to sit in the waiting area. Here she will have more tests done to try and find what is causing all of the problems.
Sarah has now had her checks and is being sent for Barium X-ray to allow the doctors to check for any disease, narrowing or developing tumours in her intestines and bowel. She must drink barium liquid that can can be seen on the X-ray in the intestines to make it clearer for the doctors to examine.
Now Sarah has drank the barium liquid she is having a Barium X-ray where the doctor will examine whether there is any inflammation in her digestive system. The areas that are clear are where the inflammation is. the Doctor will look for any disease, tumours and narrowing in Sarah's intestines.
After the X-ray the doctors can see that Sarah does have Crohn's disease due to the amount of inflammation and blockage in her intestines and digestive system. Sarah was also suffering with pain, the professionals also found ulcers on the digestive system.