crohns and gallstones

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

lindyloo
New Member


Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 10
   Posted 11/4/2007 1:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone with crohns had gallstones? Please email me and tell me your symptoms
______________________________________
Linda,
I took your email out of your post because it is against the rules, but it is in your profile.
 

Post Edited By Moderator (MMMNAVY) : 11/4/2007 2:31:57 PM (GMT-7)


teddybearweiser
Veteran Member


Date Joined Oct 2004
Total Posts : 3042
   Posted 11/4/2007 3:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Linda, Sorry never had gallstones. Hope there is somebody whom can help you.
TBW
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
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.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007
 


huckleberry
Regular Member


Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 317
   Posted 11/4/2007 4:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I had gallstones and had my gallbladder removed in 1997 -- before I was diagnosed with CD, but looking back I was certainly having some CD symptoms back then and just didn't know what it was. With the gallstones, what I felt was intense, sharp pain in the middle of my chest -- not near my stomach. The pain was like an 8 or 9 out of 10. Very painful. Required morphine. Everyone thought I was having a heart attack. The first episode sort of went away on its own with no diagnosis. The next time (about a week later) I went back to the ER and they found the gallstones by ultrasound at the suggestion of a nurse (hurray for nurses)!

Haven't had any problems with that particular area since. My doctor told me that I was wrong (!) about where the pain was --gallstones are usually (according to him) felt more on the right side, which is what threw them off. I think he was trying to deflect attention from the fact that he had missed the diagnosis, resulting in emergency surgery (I was 5 months pregnant at the time). Not my doctor anymore.

When I have CD symptoms, they are very different in severity and location from the gallstones. Hope that's helpful.
44 years old, newly diagnosed in September 2007 but symptoms for several years before that.
Medications: Pentasa, Prednisone (tapering), Prilosec, Synthroid.
Supplements: probiotics, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin E and a multi-vitamin.
History of hypothyroid (dx 2004), and gall bladder surgery (1997).
Single working mom to three wonderful kids, ages 9 to 15.


gachrons
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 4527
   Posted 11/4/2007 4:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi I have gallstones .I have a lot of small ones. Have not had any treatment for them. Do have some pains at times but not sure what is causing them the meds I was on or the cold I had. Not much help I guess will know more if they act up I guess. lol gail

whippetmom
Regular Member


Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 22
   Posted 11/4/2007 4:47 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Linda,

Yes, I had my gall bladder taken out 4 years ago because I was having very frequent, severe attacks.  The surgeon said I had one giant gallstone.  I read somewhere after I was diagnosed with CD that gall bladder disease is sometimes associated with CD, but I don't remember where I saw it. 

I had occasional mild nausea but otherwise the only real symptom was the pain -- very severe referred pain in between my shoulder blades that could strike at any time but was most common at night.  Nighttime pain is actually a big indicator of gall bladder disease.  So is pain shortly after eating a fatty meal.  The pain was bad enough that even Vicodin wouldn't cut it and I would sit up for hours at night rocking and pacing to try to deal with it.  Hot baths helped some. 

The pain can also radiate into the chest.  I called the hospital once because I was sure I was having a heart attack.  The nurse assured me it was my gall bladder but it was very scary.

An ultrasound will show the stones but most people do have some stones without any symptoms so the diagnosis is made on your description of the pain and the lack of any other apparent cause.

I hope you get it figured out soon. 

Kitty


tinglebell
Veteran Member


Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 531
   Posted 11/4/2007 10:52 PM (GMT -7)   
I had My GB removed many years ago at the same time I had a small bowel resection At that time my pains were right upper quarant with severe vom. off and on for a few months, also had heartburn. So when my xrays found gallstones, 4 med sized ones, and a stricture the surgeon did both.
DIANNE
Diagnosed at age 19 with CD.
3 small bowel resections, 1 for perforation, 2 for strictures 
 


lindyloo
New Member


Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 10
   Posted 11/5/2007 2:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all for your replies, i think it maybe gallstones.

curley
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 4305
   Posted 11/5/2007 8:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi,I just had my gallbladder taken out alittle over a week ago.I did not have stones but I did have a gallbladder that was diseased and no longer functioned.I can tell a different's to say the least.I only wish I had the surgery sooner than I did.
Curley
.........
 


Jen77
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 2690
   Posted 11/5/2007 9:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I lost my gallbladder in 2001. I had pain in my upper right hand side of my stomach. Especially after eating a heavy or fatty meal (pizza for example!). Nausea and D also came with the attacks. When they took mine out it was full of stones, and VERY swollen (it had attached itself to other ograns and tissue it was so swollen).
~Jennifer
 
Diagnosed with mild Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Currently taking Asacol and Questran.


smoochygrl
New Member


Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 11/6/2007 5:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I had my gallbladder removed in July. I have been seeing various Dr's and GI specialists for a couple years with right side abdominal pain and diherrea. After switching to a new GI dr he did an abdominal ultrasound and found gallstones. They removed my gallbladder b/c of the pain I was in. Ask your Dr to rule OUT gallstones if you think that might be your problem.

I was just diagnosed with Crohn's disease in October 2007. So far not taking anything but Lomotil when the diherrea flares up. (Dr ran a bunch of tests and waiting for results of capsule endoscopy before he starts me on meds.)
 
Good luck!
Nicole

lindyloo
New Member


Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 10
   Posted 11/6/2007 10:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for you reply. They now think that my bowel has dropped and is leaning on my pelvis. I had an ileostomy a couple of months ago and was doing really well, now this !!!

smoochygrl
New Member


Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 11/6/2007 10:50 AM (GMT -7)   

I'm really sorry to hear that! Just make sure that it IS gallstones. Most times if someone isn't having pain or doesn't plan on having children (for women) the doctors will use medicine or not remove the whole gallbladder.

Hang in there and I hope you feel better soon!


lindyloo
New Member


Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 10
   Posted 11/6/2007 10:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Not sure what it is now, they say that my bowel is inflatted and has dropped and is leaning on my pelvis. I had ileostomy a couple of months ago and was doing really well, now this. Going to have barium tomorrow to see if they can see more. Tried to put a tube up my nose to deflate the bowel but was too painfull had to make them stop.
Thanks for replying. XXX

gachrons
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 4527
   Posted 11/7/2007 3:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lindy Hope things wentgood for you today. Kererp in touch. lol gail
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Monday, December 05, 2016 9:43 AM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,732,997 posts in 301,074 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151228 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Acro1010.
352 Guest(s), 13 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
notsosicklygirl, teacher2many, PeterK, tickbite666, Wanda1225, Serenity Now, smlafleur, JEN02, Paxton, pmm73, NewDay, Mustard Seed, Meshawmama


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer