I started having problems with my stomach in late Nov 07, lots of D and a fever for a couple of days. 3-4 days later I started to have stomach cramps which were followed by a feeling of being really full after eating only small amounts. These symptoms lasted a couple of weeks and then went away. On Jan 3, 08 I woke up in the middle of the night with SEVERE cramps and D and a little vomiting. Since that time the bloating feeling has come back. I went to the Dr. and had CT with dye, Xrays, blood tests, and ultrasound, none of which showed anything.
Finally last week I had a upper and lower scope. The upper showed nothing but the lower showed a significant narrowing at the Ileum. As many poster here stated they could not get the tube through. A couple of biopsies were taken and I am nervously awaiting the results. The Dr. does not think it is CD because I do not have D on a regular basis, I think he is leaning towards cancer. But I notice there are several people on this site that do not have problems with D. Also my bowels have gotten thinner probably due to the blockage
Note I am 41 with no prior gastro problems before the Nov incident. Also I live in Tokyo.
Please provide your thoughts and insights
Post Edited (Lou66) : 2/2/2008 7:31:43 AM (GMT-7)
I received the biopsy results and they were inconclusive, no crohns or cancer. However, since my terminal ileum was shut so they were unable to see or grab anything in there. My Japanese Dr. is recommending resection of the terminal ileum.
I am really starting to shut down but I am scheduled to fly from Tokyo to Seattle tomorrow where I will be immediately admitted to a hospital. Hopefully I can make it. Any suggestions, like should I risk flying?
Also any suggestions on over the counter stuff that might help free me up a little?
Thanks for all of your support!
Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort (take zofran for nausea now)
Diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma
Also have Arthritis, and feel like I am falling apart sometimes...