crohn's in the anastamosis

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carmen
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   Posted 1/26/2008 2:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I have crohn's in my connection, I always have left sided pain.
 
Anyone else have this problem, and how can I get relief?
 
Thanks
 
Carmen

stkitt
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   Posted 1/26/2008 3:07 PM (GMT -7)   

How did you find out your have Crohn's there, thru a scope?  I would refer you to your physician if you have a flare up going on and see what your GI thinks you should do for the pain.

I am sorry your having this problem. Keep posting to us.  WE care.


 
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Dave D
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   Posted 1/26/2008 6:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Ther are only a few of us here with J-pouches. Is that what you have? I have had mine for 10 years with one redo due to a stuck capsule camera in 2004.
And yes, when I have an ocassional Crohn's pane in the LRQ, I 'm just like eveyone else, even though my entire colin has been removed.
I know, it doesn't make sense.
Dave D
Retired male in late 60's. Perforated Colon in 92. Diagnosed as Ulcerative Colitis in 93. Uncontrolled flareup in 97 dictated J-pouch surgery. 04 Capsule endoscopy diagnosed as Crohns not UC. Emergency surgery in 05 to remove lodged camera capsule. Biopsies positively diagnosed Crohns at that time. 12/06 Unsucessfully tried Naltrexone(LDN). 2/07 developed scleritis of the eye, tearing and detaching the retina. Treated with high doses of Prednisone. 6/07 Thought eye was healing and started taking Entocort counting on the residual (non-systemic portion) as treating the eye. Wrong. In October eye was not stabilized. 11/07 Started Remicade to try and reduce the ocular inflamation of the Scleritis since I had been requiring more and more Prednisone to keep the eye quiet. 12/07, retina tares and detaches again so it's still not working. Now blind in that eye. 1/08 now taking Remicade monthly with no real progress treating inflamed eye. Vision still <20/200. Inflamation starting to show up in good eye. I haven't given up yet, but it doesn't look promising.
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carmen
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   Posted 1/27/2008 8:44 AM (GMT -7)   

I have 3 feet of my large colon removed in 1987, due to crohn's. The rest is connected to my small intestine on the left side. I have had the crohn's come back in the connection

which is on the left. Ever since my surgery , my body has never been the same, It has been

worse for the last 7 years.

It is very frustrating

Thanks

Carmen 

 


dunny2
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   Posted 1/27/2008 8:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Carmen, in nearly all cases following resection surgery, if the disease decides to come back, it will be present at the anastomosis
site (where they reconnect the intestine). I've had this show on all colonoscopies. This usually does indicate that you maybe having
mild activity.
You should see your GI so you know what is the best course of action. Plus to check that the disease was only present in that area
only....
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.


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dunny2
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   Posted 1/27/2008 8:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Carmen, in nearly all cases following resection surgery, if the disease decides to come back, it will be present at the anastomosis
site (where they reconnect the intestine). I've had this show on all colonoscopies. This usually does indicate that you maybe having
mild activity.
You should see your GI so you know what is the best course of action. Plus to check that the disease was only present in that area
only....
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.


Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts

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