It could be that you have a narrow area in there. Have you had a colonoscopy or a small bowel follow thru lately? These would help to see if you have a stricture or not. For the constipation, which I also suffer with, I use stool softners every night to keep things softer and easier to pass. If I didn't use them nightly I would be in a world of hurt the next day. Hope that helps.
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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, Calcium w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed for my anxiety. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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