Need Input about lower abdomen swelling

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 12/20/2008 7:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Could anyone tell me why my lower abdomen swells occasionally for no apparent reason. No pain, just looks like I'm 6 months pregnant. Next day back to flat abdomen. It usually occurs in the early evening. I eat just about the same things everyday at the same time. This week it has happened twice which is unusual. Should I be worried? I was diagnosed with mild crohn's disease two years ago. The only medication I take is 1200mg twice a day. Thanks for any advice that you can give me.

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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 12/20/2008 8:17 PM (GMT -6)   
There might be some sort of blockage. I was dealing with a partial one for a few weeks this past Fall, and my stomach would look like I was getting pregnant after I ate as well. There wasn't too much trouble passing anything(every now and again..) and it just went away after I ate softer things and consumed more liquid. It comes and goes for me..
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 30 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, prilosec in the morning, tandem plus, humira every other week, and good probiotics.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Attempting the specific carbohydrate diet. Cheated once for Christmas.

"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."

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