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   Posted 4/18/2008 2:55 AM (GMT -7)   
My daughter has been experiencing infrequent bouts of constipation. Maybe once a month. She sometimes doesn't go for up to 5 days. Doesn't have any pain.
I'm just worried that this could be a sign of  a blockage or stricture, like she had when first diagnosed.
Does anyone know if this a cause for concern?  Thanks, Tom.
My daughter was diagnosed Feb. 19/07, (13 yrs. old at time of diagnosis), with Crohn's of the Terminal Illium. Initially, 9 weeks of Prednisone, currently taking 2000mgs of Pentasa.

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   Posted 4/18/2008 8:54 AM (GMT -7)   
yes that is a long time to go without pooping. I would get that looked into should could get so blocked up she could perforate the bowel. Can she pass gas at least?
keep us posted ,sm
Confucius say : He who goes to bed with itchy butt wakes up with stinky finger.

Words of wisdom: Never trust a fart

:) Sugarmarie A.K.A. Poopy Pants :)

Post Edited (Sugarmarie) : 4/18/2008 3:34:37 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 4/18/2008 11:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Although constipation can be associated with CD, after not going that long I would definitely get her to the doc, as sugarmarie says, it could be a blockage or something going on too.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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