intestinal narrowing?????

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nina-b
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   Posted 7/16/2008 4:22 AM (GMT -7)   
since march I have new pain around my belly button which is a sudden and severe Crampy abdominal pain that comes and goes (intermittent),diarrhoea and vomiting which last for 1 or 2 days and by taking Ibuprofen every 4 hours and also imudium goes away and then it come back every 2 months.
last night again I had this severe pain around my belly button plus diarrhoea and vomiting.today I feel better but I still have a mild pain around my belly button.
I am worried sick,could it be the early signs of intestinal narrowing?? if not what else Could be causing my symptoms??

gachrons
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   Posted 7/16/2008 5:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi nina-b It could be narrowing or some obstruction. Mine was bad around that area for some time but since resection I don't get that.Have you had a X-ray ? That would show narrowing maybe. I hope you stop worrying and when do you see your GI ? Tell him about your concerns. I put off surgery trying to fix it with meds because I was not wanting surgery but when I did have it I felt alot better. I also had alot of pain when I had a abcess, to the right of my belly button and there was a bunp there ,the ultra sound found that .lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail


nina-b
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   Posted 7/16/2008 6:58 AM (GMT -7)   
hi gachrons,I haven't done X-ray yet my appointment with my GI is in sep.was your pain last for 1 or 2 days and then comes back in few months or it was constant pain?

Nanners
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   Posted 7/16/2008 7:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Obstruction pain is like labor pains, it comes in waves. You can't pass air or anything else in either direction and eventually you start vomiting. Almost always you will end up in the Emergency Room. Since you are having diarhea I do not think you are having an obstruction, if anything it might be a partial obstruction.

You have not said if you have already been diagnosed with Crohns or are waiting for a diagnosis. If you have been diagnosed, one thing you should know is you should not take Ibruprofen, Aspirin or Aleve type medications as they can cause a GI bleed. Also if you are even suspecting a partial obstruction you should never use Immodium as it could cause even bigger problems.

I would contact your GI and tell him about your systems and see if they can see you sooner. If not, it might be best to go to the ER when these episodes hit. They might be able to do a CT scan in the ER to see whats going on. Good luck!
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CheerDad
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   Posted 7/16/2008 1:10 PM (GMT -7)   
There are several types of narrowing that can happen with this disease. There is inflammation from active disease, fibrotic strictures from earlier disease episodes, and sometimes a combination of both. I would check with your doctor and see about having a small bowel series or scope depending on where your disease is located.
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gachrons
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   Posted 7/16/2008 5:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi When I had my abdominal abcess it would come and go for awhile but at the end it got so bad I ended up in emerg. surgery. I have fistulizing CD though. With my last obst. I had alot of pain ,gurgling, incontinence,almost flu like symptoms,and not passing much gas. Keep a eye on things .lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail

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