What do gas pains feel like?

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Mormor Vicky
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   Posted 11/24/2008 6:43 PM (GMT -7)   
about 4 months ago I had a terrible pain right where my gall bladder is.  Really sharp and to the point that I couldn't hardly breathe.  After 2 days I went to the ER for it.  The ER doc thought it was gall stones too since I have 4 sisters that had to have theirs removed.  It definately runs in the family.  Nothing indicates it's gall stones even after a hyda scan.  But the pain faded away.  My GI thinks it was just gas.
 
Well, it's back.  I'm starting to think it's not just gas.  I ate some almonds on Friday and really haven't had a bm or much gas since then.  The pain is starting to fade but all night and this morning I could hardly breathe or move around.  I'm leaning to a blockage but don't want to be seen as a wuss just for gas pains.
 
Any thoughts?
Vicky / 48 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
 
Daughter (27) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
 
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression
Cymbalta, Metformin, Lipitor


patientspiders
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   Posted 11/24/2008 8:29 PM (GMT -7)   
If not much of anything has come OUT of you since Friday, I would tend to agree with your "blockage" possibility... Maybe the best way to rule it out would be to take some OTC Gas-X/Phazyme stuff to see if it helps clear it up...

In my experience, gas pains CAN be unbelievably painful... like go to the ER because I think something is broken painful. But, I never have trouble with a lack of bm's, so I never have the worry of a blockage. I would absolutely freak if I didn't go for 3 days, let alone didn't go and was in pain... but that's because I always have to "go". Is not having a bm for 3 days normal at times for you?

I'd buy some Gas-x tonight and see what happens and how you're feeling by morning... unless of course the pain gets worse, etc.
I hope you get it figured out soon and get to feeling better!
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mkl11
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   Posted 11/24/2008 10:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I get awful gas pains fairly often and it's just how you've described them. Mine tend to almost bubble upwards in me...a lot of it is accompanied with severe heartburn. You don't want to mess around with a blockage, so I'd get it checked out. Feel better!
20 y/o, diagnosed 6/2007. On Humira, no wheat or corn syrup, low sugar, low dairy.


broomhilda
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   Posted 11/24/2008 11:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Are you nauseous? That could come from blockage or gall bladder. I've only had one itsy, bitsy gall stone which likes to float around the opening of my duct and cause grief once and awhile. Original CT scan was done without constrast and the stone didn't show. Another scan was done with contrast and they found the little bugger! Nasty pain! I didn't start throwing up until I ate something though. Attack went away when stone migrated around and hasn't been back since. Pick up a kidney stone instead. Sigh! I'd go get it checked out. Hope you're sunny soon!
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium, Lexapro, Nulev, Glucosamine, Multi-Vitamin, Calcium Citrate, Ultracet. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, kidney stones & peri-menopausal.


Mormor Vicky
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   Posted 11/25/2008 12:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Update: Pain still there but not nearly so bad. Only hurts when I cough or take a deep breath. Almost like I'm bruised there. Stomach doing quite a bit more gurgling sound. I had a bm and it felt like I crapped quite a bit but when I looked it was just very little considering I haven't had a bm in several days. It also was quite firm, more then normal. I think I was mainly just constipated. That's a weird sensation since I haven't had a normal stool in 20+ years before my surgery. I almost prefer loose stools, doesn't hurt as much, just have to go several times a day.

Thanks for your input.
Vicky / 48 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
 
Daughter (27) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
 
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression
Cymbalta, Metformin, Lipitor

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