My belly has a mind of its own!

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britt1449
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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 4/22/2009 6:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey, guys, I have been experiencing some wierd sensations in my abdomen lately.  Over the past few weeks, I occasionally have these feelings in my belly (lower-right, where I had my resection) that feel eerily similar to movements you feel when you're pregnant and the baby is kicking.  Wierd, I know!  But I am 100% sure I'm not pregnant right now, so I'm wondering what it is.  I thought it could just be gas bubbles, but it's consistently in the same spot everytime.  Could there be something else going on?  Anyone else experience this type of thing? Thanks ahead for any comments/advice!
Brittany
 
Currently taking: Humira 40mg/every other week, Zoloft 50 mg/day, vitamins and supplements
Have taken: Cyclosporine, Pentasa/Asacol, Aciphex, Imuran, Sulfasalizine, Cipro & Flagyl, Prednisone, various pain med's, Xanax
 
Surgeries: Appendectomy 2001, Ileocecotomy 2007


Zanne
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   Posted 4/22/2009 7:33 AM (GMT -7)   

I have had 3 resections, all at the same spot.  When I get gas, which is pretty much every time I eat, I can feel it moving through that spot.  Sometimes it is more intense than others.  Could this be what is happening to you?


Suzanne

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


inflamed
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   Posted 4/22/2009 7:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I TOTALLY know the feeling. I used to get it near my stricture. The were times it seemed like I should be able to see my stomach moving. Mine just went away. I never figured out a pattern to it.
Hoping to stay in remission after the birth of a healthy baby girl. On Pentasa during my pregnancy, went med-free 2 months to nurse (stupid), but back on Pentasa and still nursing.


britt1449
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 85
   Posted 4/22/2009 10:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow, I'm glad I'm not alone then! Yeah, it's at the exact spot where my resection was done... where the small and large intestine connect. And I can totally see it moving sometimes! It is so wierd, because it looks and feels like when I was pregnant w/my daughter. But I guess it's just food or gas moving through. Still freaks me out sometimes. lol
Brittany
 
Currently taking: Humira 40mg/every other week, Zoloft 50 mg/day, vitamins and supplements
Have taken: Cyclosporine, Pentasa/Asacol, Aciphex, Imuran, Sulfasalizine, Cipro & Flagyl, Prednisone, various pain med's, Xanax
 
Surgeries: Appendectomy 2001, Ileocecotomy 2007


pb4
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   Posted 4/22/2009 10:55 AM (GMT -7)   
I have not had a resection myself but it probably is gas (maybe even food) like you mentioned that you're feeling...I too have flet gas move through me in different ways and one of those ways sometimes does feel like a baby moving inside (I've been pregnant so I recognize that feeling) and when not pregnant I have felt a similar feeling like it's mimicing a baby's movement.

If you're really concerned though (especially with having a resection) definintely mention it to your doc.


:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


Valerie3
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   Posted 4/22/2009 9:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I haven't had any surgeries but I get the same thing. It's funny because I can feel/watch my stomach moving around sometimes when I feel really bad. Hey, who needs a movie to watch when you can watch your tummy for free?! lol.

Becky77
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   Posted 4/23/2009 7:37 AM (GMT -7)   
I've had 2 resections, and I know the feeling you're talking about. I can tell when the food I've eaten has gotten to the surgery area because my stomach makes more noise and I can feel it moving through. It is a bizarre feeling though.
Becky

31 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05
Currently on Humira, Prilosec, Effexor, Seroquel, Calcium, Vit D, sublingual B12; phenergan, ultram, clonazepam as needed


Wolfie40
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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 4/23/2009 7:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Now I'm going to have to look and see if my tummy moves.
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.

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