I'm so confused...changing symptoms?

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munchkin81
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   Posted 3/9/2009 8:41 AM (GMT -7)   
My biggest problem has always been C.  Never really had a problem with D at all.  Have had two resections for blockages.  Well, a couple of months ago I started having this cramping pain I had never had before and waking up during the night to go to the bathroom, stuff like that. So, in spite of being on Humira, I figured something must be going on.  I had a colonoscopy and an SBFT.  I have minimal active disease at the surgery site and no blockage.  I have been having so many problems though.  I try to eat a low residue diet because I am afraid of what may be going on.  Occasionally I will eat something that doesn't agree though.  Recently, however, I have been going to the bathroom about 10 times a day.  A big change for someone that used to go every 3 or 4 days.  I am also able to recognize what it was that I ate when it comes out  (gross I know).  I just don't understand. If there is nothing going on, why the sudden changes?  What can I do about it?  shakehead
Munchkin 81
27 year old female.  DX June 2007.
abscess Nov. 2006 - drain and surgery
Resection 11/07
Resection 4/08
on Remicade...off Remicade.  reaction during 4th infusion
on Humira
 


Ides
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   Posted 3/9/2009 7:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Could your resection have removed part of your terminal ileum or the ileocecal valve? Both these parts play a major role in the functioning of the intestines. Some people that have the portion of the termial ileum removed that absorbs bile salts end up with diarrhea when it is removed. Since you have been prone to having constipation, the delay after eating your nightly meal and the increased frequency might be a result of a bile salt problem. Let me know what part they cut out when you had your resection.
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munchkin81
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 73
   Posted 3/10/2009 7:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, the first resection was ileocecectomy and the second was in the same area. My last surgery was almost a year ago though. Would it take that long for things to start screwing up?
Munchkin 81
27 year old female.  DX June 2007.
abscess Nov. 2006 - drain and surgery
Resection 11/07
Resection 4/08
on Remicade...off Remicade.  reaction during 4th infusion
on Humira
 

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