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Wolfie40
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   Posted 4/9/2009 5:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I recently had a resection on my Ileum about 18" total that was Feb 18. The problem I'm having and it only happened twice so far. I just got done eating dinner and all of a sudden I had cramping in my lower stomach it lasted maybe 10 seconds and then I heard a gurgle. I went to the bathroom and had a BM it started out normal, but ending in "D". I don't want to start freaking out but I'm worried that it may be my Crohns coming back or is there a issue where they did the resection. I really hope that this a normal thing as I really don't want my Crohns to come back this soon. I am on Asacol as a maintence medication and my GI doctor wants to put me on Imuran. I'm just finishing up the Asacol I have.
 
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Wolfie
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications: Asacol, Folic Acid, Multivitamin, Dbl. Calcium, Probiotics, Protonix, Monthly B-12 injections.

Living a Great life with my Wife and my two Chocolate Labs
Hunter & Hailey.
I love them dearly.


mintyamy
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   Posted 4/9/2009 7:13 PM (GMT -7)   
After my resection, I still had diarrehea. I never went into remission. The blockage was taken care of, but the Crohn's symptoms never went away, they were just less severe than before surgery. I remain on Asacol 600mg almost 4 years later.


Wolfie40
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   Posted 4/10/2009 4:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm really hoping it was only gas pain.
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications: Asacol, Folic Acid, Multivitamin, Dbl. Calcium, Probiotics, Protonix, Monthly B-12 injections.

Living a Great life with my Wife and my two Chocolate Labs
Hunter & Hailey.
I love them dearly.


SeanM
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Total Posts : 44
   Posted 4/10/2009 7:38 AM (GMT -7)   
I had pretty much the same experience as amy, I had about 10" removed and started experiencing symptoms after 2 or 3 months similar to what I had before surgery.  Unfortunately my Crohns came back almost immediately, maybe not with the same intensity but it came back regardless.
 
 
 
 
32 yr old male
Diagnosed with Crohns in 1994 (lower bowel/ileum)
Medication history:  prednisone, azacol, sulfasalazine, cipro
Current Medications: entocourt (periodically-as needed), Remicaid, flagyl
Surgeries: 2002 (remove fistula), 2004 (6" of ileum removed)


blacky
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Date Joined Mar 2003
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   Posted 4/10/2009 8:45 AM (GMT -7)   
It takes a long time for the bowels to heal. I found that after my resections I had to be patient and careful.
blacky - Donna
Mother of 3, 3 resections from CD


Nanners
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   Posted 4/10/2009 9:00 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree with Blacky. It does take awhile for the body to heal after a resection. I think it was at least a year before I adjusted to all the changes.
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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
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onthecan
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Total Posts : 318
   Posted 4/10/2009 3:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Wolfie40 said...
I recently had a resection on my Ileum about 18" total that was Feb 18. The problem I'm having and it only happened twice so far. I just got done eating dinner and all of a sudden I had cramping in my lower stomach it lasted maybe 10 seconds and then I heard a gurgle. I went to the bathroom and had a BM it started out normal, but ending in "D". I don't want to start freaking out but I'm worried that it may be my Crohns coming back or is there a issue where they did the resection. I really hope that this a normal thing as I really don't want my Crohns to come back this soon. I am on Asacol as a maintence medication and my GI doctor wants to put me on Imuran. I'm just finishing up the Asacol I have.
 
Please Help!
Wolfie

yeah we heal from the inside out i would be very carefull what i eat and what i do in my daily life no heavy lifting or heavy cleaning rest and give your body till to heal,when i had my resections a wise doctor told me this we have your bowel all over us through our fingers and hands and it takes the bowel a long time before it can get back to the normal once you touch the bowel it stops working so you might have some mild (D) for a little bite i did after all 5 of my resections and than the bowel started working again the way it should as far as i am concerned our bowels are not normal anyways so after surgery it takes all the longer for it to get back to your regular bowel movements it will take time ,i would be more concerned if you were not going at all just watch what you eat get some fiber not to much ans maybe take a stool softener i always do after all my bowel surgeries,after you eat your bowel is tring to break down your food so you will here lots of gurgles is it right after wards that you need to go tothe bathroom,do you find that your food is going through you more quickly than before the surgery.Most patients are put on an immune suppressed drug some point in there lifes after all crohns is an immmune defecant disease its a disease that is actually attacking its self that is why they cant find a med to stop slow down this process.Your Bowel Buddy Jenn I hope that helps you??? tongue

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