I'm a 28 yr old female & was diagnosed with CD about 9yrs ago after suffering the effects for the previous 7yrs. i've had the terminal ileum removed and resection. And one sachet of Questran is all i need to take everyday. I am one of the very lucky ones whose crohns seems to be under control for the most part. I certainly never get the agonising pains that i used to suffer with day and night before the surgery. However i am succeptible to fatigue bouts of diarrhoea out of the blue and particularly when stressed out or going anywhere different/important. I am probably the most stressed person i know and of course stress has a huge impact on the way my stomach behaves!!
Anyway, to get to the point, every morsel of food that goes into my system, no matter what, causes my stomach to bloat terribly, and i mean bloated to the point of looking 4 or 5 months pregnant. I don't understand this as if the crohns is under control, then it can't be the cause. And the doctors tell me it's not irratable bowel either and there is simply nothing that can be done. it just worries me that such bloating occurs every single time i eat, and although there is no real pain that accompanies it, it is extremely uncomfortable and embarrassing, especially as i have a slender frame. I even feel like people want to ask me whether i'm expecting!!
It may sound like a small problem compared to most others, but i am genuinely terrified that it's something more serious internally and am fed up with the doctors fobbing me off each and every time i express worry.
I am on a waiting list for a colonoscopy but don't expect to be called for it any time soon.
So does anybody know of reasons for severe bloating 24/7???