Ibuprofen irritation?

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73monte
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   Posted 9/7/2007 10:46 AM (GMT -7)   
I recently read some posts here, that refered to ibuprofen, and the irritation that it could cause in the terminal illium. Some even implied that it could mimic Crohn's, and interfere with an accurate diagnosis. I'm sure it's just wishful thinking on my part, but my daughter has used quite abit of Advil in recent years because she's an athlete. Is there a possibility that she doesn't have Crohn's? Thanks in advance to all that respond.
My 13 year old daughter was diagnosed Feb. 19/07 with Crohn's of the Terminal Illium. Initially, 9 weeks of Prednisone, currently taking 1500mgs of Pentasa, and iron supplement.


teddybearweiser
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   Posted 9/7/2007 10:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi 73monte,
Well my suggestions is have her stop taking the advil laet her only take tylenol and see what
happens. My gi doctor only lets me take tylenol or vicodin.
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in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
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princesa
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   Posted 9/7/2007 11:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Agreed. Any one with gut troubles should avoid ibuprofen, aspirin and naproxen (Aleve). Tylenol's the only thing I take and I try to use it very sparingly.

There's always a possibility the ibuprofen was a trigger. While you're having her avoid it, I'd also suggest looking into dietary modifications, too. If nothing else, try eliminating gluten and dairy. You may see a big improvement in symptoms.
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chroniemomx2
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   Posted 9/7/2007 3:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, I wouldn't think that it could be mimiced in a biopsy. If she had c-scope done, and biopsies were taken that confirmed crohns, then it couldn't be from the ibu. Irritation is definitely different than ulcers...

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   Posted 9/7/2007 4:46 PM (GMT -7)   
NSAIDs, including ibuprofen, can cause small bowel irritation AND ulceration. I agree with the above post that biopsies usually can differentiate between the two. If there is a question that NSAID usuage caused the intestinal problem, then the patient might be told to refrain from all NSAIDs for 3-6 months and the colonoscopy is done again.
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73monte
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   Posted 9/7/2007 6:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Just as I thought, merely wishful thinking on my part. She did have an upper and lower scope, plus an upper GI series xray in confirming her dignosis. There was quite abit of stricture, but since medication, it seems to be all gone. 
My 13 year old daughter was diagnosed Feb. 19/07 with Crohn's of the Terminal Illium. Initially, 9 weeks of Prednisone, currently taking 1500mgs of Pentasa, and iron supplement.

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