If you have a blockage, even a partial obstruction you would be in severe pain. It feels exactly like have contractions. Well at least that's how it is for me. I always get D a day before an episode and then the day of I don't pass anything. When I flare and have what I call pencil poops then I know I need to go on a low residual diet or it will aggrevate my stricutres.
Dx'd with Crohns 1984 and polycystic kidney disease in 1996
Bowel Resection surgery 2006, Now on Asacol, folic acid, and Enalapril, Have been flaring on and off since August.
I love my life and everyday I pray that my body cooporates and allows me to do what I have planned.