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Marie-Claire
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   Posted 6/2/2008 8:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone. I'm a bit worried. I have had diarrhea for two days now,but the ONLY thing that comes out is blood and mucous. ...nothing else. I must have had 20 BMs a day...and every single time, its just blood. Now I'm getting a bit anxious, because I've not had a normal BM in several days. Usually, I'm the type that toots on every step going up to the bathroom, every time I bend over, every time I lift the baby...you get the picture....well for the last 2-3 days, I'm not even passing gas...nothing. I'm nauseous, and spent the better part of the day yesterday sleeping(with Gravol), or running to the loo....where I've almost passed out a couple of times. I've started a liquid only diet.... But I don't know if I should go to the dr. or wait a couple of more days to see if things start moving along. My last partial obstruction, was not like this at all.... so I don't know what to think. the last two days the cramping was soooo bad...but today it's better.
It's been a while since I've seen so much blood. The blood was dark red, not bright red. Should I take a stool softener? The last time I ended up in hospital with my CD, it was because I was vomiting blood....my esophagus was ulcered and very inflamed. I'm having pain in my chest and side again....but haven't vomited.
Worried old Mary
51 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.,RLS, arthritis
 
 


patientspiders
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   Posted 6/2/2008 8:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I hate to say it, but after several days at the rate you're going - you probably need to go to the doctor, if not the ER. With it being so late in the evening, you might have as much luck calling your GI's office FIRST THING in the morning.

Losing that much blood is not OK, even if it is an obstruction that is trying to work itself out. Being nauseated and faint, and the loss of blood - yeah. Red flags.

One thing that helped me immensely when I was losing a lot of blood in my stool was to receive an IRON infusion. They give it through an IV at the hospital. That iron alone returned a lot of my energy. You'll probably need more than JUST the iron, but it's definitely something to ask about if you're losing blood and feeling really weak.

I'll send some good thoughts your way...
And call your doctor in the morning, if not sooner! There's no reason to continue suffering like you are.
26f, dx'd CD July '05 after 6 fistula/abscess surgeries
Remicade only, every 16 weeks.
Digestive enzymes, and probiotics.
Doing pretty darn good, all things considered. :-)

"Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure."

~Marianne Williamson


Lady G
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   Posted 6/2/2008 8:49 PM (GMT -7)   
yes I agree, do get help immediately- doctor, gastro or hospital...that does not sound healthy or like any symptom you should just let pass for a few days...blood loss is never good, fainting either-if you do, I hope there is someone around to find you!
I hope you find out whats wrong though and good luck with it all...hopefully its not as serious as it sounds.
27 year old, married. Diagnosed with Crohns at 17, suspected of having for at least a year or so before that.  Alot of Crohns in my family history.  No surgeries yet. Imuran treatment with Prednisone tapering at moment.  Possible Fistula.


Nanners
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   Posted 6/3/2008 6:52 AM (GMT -7)   
I think you should either get into a doctor asap or go to the ER. Sounds like you may be obstructing. And I am very concerned with the amount of blood you are loosing. Please don't let this go on any longer. (((BIG HUGS)))
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


Celey
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   Posted 6/3/2008 8:41 AM (GMT -7)   
:S... Yeah... I'd definitely go to the hospital if I started passing nothing but blood... *That sounds really scary...* Don't let that go on any longer, Mary...
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.


broomhilda
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   Posted 6/3/2008 2:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Mary-You are about to get chatisized from a cratchety ol' witch! I can not believe you are a retired RN and don't have your rear end at the ER. Yes, this is a tough love post....what...you're still reading this...I'm sending out the monkeys!
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Predinsone, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Acne, Fatigue, Joint Pain, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, fibroid cysts, peri-menopausal.


Marie-Claire
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   Posted 6/3/2008 5:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Broom.... yep! Got " s..t" from the doctor today too. The trouble is that it is so hard for me to get to the Er without a car. This started late Saturday night...and I thought, since I haven't had this happen in sooo long, that it would settle down by morning. Well morning came, and I couldn't move. ... except from the bed to the loo. So I took some Gravol and slept most of the day. ....stayed on liquids and prayed it would stop. It finally did stop Sunday night. By then, I thought what is the point in going now...they are just going to send me away( they do that so often at our little hospital) So I called my doctor early this morning....and saw her this afternoon. ...had a tiny little dark red poop before I saw her....She called my GI immediately and I will be seeing him at the hospital on Thursday afternoon for tests.... the up the ole wahoo test that we all look forward to so much.
So my scolding is warranted, but in my defence , I hate asking neighbors to drive to the hospital, and making it all the way on the bus isn't a guarantee. I think I may have to buy some Depends for Thursday....the bus ride back from the hospital might be really interesting.
Poopy old Mary!
51 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.,RLS, arthritis
 
 


gachrons
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   Posted 6/3/2008 5:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mary Glad you went to your DR.but I sure understand your situation it can be hard at times to travel. Here's hoping you"ll dogood till then and have a good result from testing on Thursday. lol gail

Jason D in MN
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 54
   Posted 6/3/2008 7:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Mary,
I'm sure your neighbors would rather take you to the hospital *before* things get so serious as to land you in a grave condition. If they are anything like my neighbors they are very kind people who are willing to help. Please don't put off seeing your doctor due to inconveniencing a neighbor. Your health is more important than that!
-- Jason


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Chronic Illnesses/Conditions.
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Age? 37;

Diagnoses? Crohn's in 1983; Kidney Stones in 1997; Reactive Airway Syndrome in 2002; Major Depression and GAD in 2003; Migraines in 2006; ADHD and IBS in 2007.

Procedures? 1 Appendectomy. 3 Resections; 3 ESWL; Numerous ER visits (some due to clumsiness...) + numerous other minor procedures...

Past Meds? Prednisone, Asacol, Pentasa, Remicade, Flagyl and Cipro; Q-Var; Serevent; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and current meds

Current Meds? 6MP; Adderall; Wellbutrin; Zoloft; Albuterol (emergencies only); Fexofenadine; and Epidrin or Imitrex (depends on migraine severity...etc)

Overall: Things are So-So. In other words "It could be worse. It could be raining."


broomhilda
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   Posted 6/4/2008 8:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Hmmm, I understand you predictament (spelling)?...However, I'd much rather think of you travelin' with the neighbor than lying in your home unattended! Won't they be sedating you when they go up the wazoo? The bus ride back sounds pretty difficult alone. Hope things get better soon for you and don't make me call out the monkeys again!
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Predinsone, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Acne, Fatigue, Joint Pain, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, fibroid cysts, peri-menopausal.


Marie-Claire
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   Posted 6/4/2008 8:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Broom....you're so funny! I love ya! A friend of mine knows what has been happening...she is too nervous to drive in the city..but she suggested I call another friend. I told her I would..but I checked the bus schedule instead...today..I find out my friend had already called the other friend...so long, complicated story short....my friend Linda will be driving me to the hospital and driving me home. .... so DOWN monkeys!
I'll be so glad when I can eat again....I'm soooo HUNGRY!!!! I could eat my shoe!

Ps. Thank you everyone.... you are my life line all !
51 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.,RLS, arthritis
 
 


broomhilda
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   Posted 6/4/2008 9:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm happy now that you have proper arrangements and I guess if you eat your shoe that would be better than chewing off an arm or something! :)
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium, Lexapro, Glucosamine, Multi-Vitamin, Ultracet Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, peri-menopausal.


Marie-Claire
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 900
   Posted 6/5/2008 9:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Had my sigmoidoscopy today...and everything is ok. I had stopped bleeding by yesterday and of course hadn't eaten anything for 5 days, just liquids..... so the GI thinks the bleeding was coming from further up because every thing at the other end looks fine. The procedure was quite painless....and my GI is such a wonderful doctor. He explains everything and takes his time to answer questions. I'm to call his office on Monday to book an endoscopy and colonoscopy.
But the god news is...just got a new hair cut....so am looking good at both ends!lol!. "
Thanks everyone for your support....and Broom...didn't have to eat my shoe....but sure made up for lost time tonight when I got home.
The dietician told me last Tuesday that I needed to lose 40 lbs...and I did suggest that she might have to chop off a leg. .... well, the weight I lost in the last 5 days starving...all came back when I had a glass of water...POOF!.
just glad i'm not bleeding anymore it was kinda of scarry.
Starving Mary
51 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.,RLS, arthritis
 
 


Jason D in MN
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 54
   Posted 6/6/2008 11:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Broom... might I ask what the monkeys are and why you call them out? (Perhaps someone should have called them out on me earlier in the week... called the GI Dr today... waiting to hear back...)
-- Jason
Diagnoses? Crohn's in 1983; Kidney Stones in 1997; Reactive Airway Syndrome in 2002; Major Depression and GAD in 2003; Migraines in 2006; ADHD and IBS in 2007.

Current Meds? 6MP; Adderall; Wellbutrin; Zoloft; Albuterol (emergencies only); Fexofenadine; and Epidrin or Imitrex (depends on migraine severity...etc)

Overall: Things are So-So. In other words "It could be worse. It could be raining."


Marie-Claire
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 900
   Posted 6/6/2008 10:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Geez, I was wondering what the "monkeys" were myself....but they sounded ominous enough to make me want to behave. !LOL
Jason...hope your GI calls you back quickly...sounds like you might not beind doing so well...maybe its in another post I havent gotten to yet...but Good luck.... love and prayers...Mary
51 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.,RLS, arthritis
 
 

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