Does your colon ever just ache?

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Red_34
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   Posted 2/3/2011 9:48 AM (GMT -6)   
It's not a cramp like pain but rather just a low throbbing pain, sort of like how a muscle feels after working out too hard. I'm doing better Uc wise, having solid to semi solid bms again but this pain is really strange. Sometimes when I bend over, I get a sharp pain in my colon, usually on the upper left or the upper right sort of like it's being pinched.

I was just curious to see if anyone else's colon just ached with no other symptoms.
SHERRY
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suebear
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   Posted 2/3/2011 9:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I had that achy feeling. I never had pain with UC but the achiness and the feeling of carrying a bowling ball in my abdomen was always there, flare or no flare.

Sue

Lonie
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   Posted 2/3/2011 10:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I do get that. I've been on Gabapentin for my knee, but I think it's helped overall with the gut pain too. Bleh for making you feel bleh. sad

MandaC
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   Posted 2/3/2011 11:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes. I'm in remission now, but when I was in flare-up mode I definitely had any "achy" rectum. In my own experience, the chronic achiness (not just during bowel movements) happened when I was in a severe state of flare-up.
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Diagnosed with severe UC in November 2009.
Currently in remission.
Finally off prednisone.
Still taking Lialda, Remicade, Azathioprine, probiotics, and numerous supplements.

Graciegirl
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   Posted 2/3/2011 7:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had an ache in my colon. It's kind of scary, but I figure it's the sores inside of our colons.

God Bless

cmfiebke
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   Posted 2/3/2011 9:00 PM (GMT -6)   
yes, I think you have described it much better than I could!!
CM

Recently diagnosed with UC, possible Crohns....still testing...
drugs: Lialda, Anusol, bentyl, Entocort EC
Prozac

Blueheron
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   Posted 2/3/2011 9:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I had that exact ache as well. Even when I was in somewhat of a remission and not flaring badly, I felt that pain. I hated it, and one of the first things I noticed after getting my ileostomy was that it was gone. I may have had surgical pain, but the ache in my colon that I had gotten so used to over the years had vanished and it was such a relief. No more bloating either, which I was always plagued by.
-Officially diagnosed with UC in 2006, though had symptoms since 1999.
-Had mild/moderate symptoms continuously until severe flare in autumn 2010 which required 2-week hospital stay
-Took Asacol, Rowasa, Canasa and Prednisone to manage flares but meds stopped working
-Tried 1 infusion of Remicade but had excruciating joint pain and discontinued
-Had permanent ileostomy surgery 11/8/2010

Red_34
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   Posted 2/4/2011 7:53 AM (GMT -6)   
I normally don't have that type of pain when I have D (that's a whole different sort of pain!) but when I am regular with normal bm's, that is when it happens. Sort of like the colon is working too hard that it's getting exhausted! lol But I'm glad to know that some of you know what I'm talking about.
SHERRY
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sobroken
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   Posted 2/4/2011 10:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Ha! My husband even asks if my colon is hurting! Apparently I rub the area when it's bothering me. I don't even notice I'm doing it sometimes.
39 year old female
quit smoking Dec 2009. First flare Feb 2010.
Hospitalized for 9 days and diagnosed with pancolitis April 2010.
have taken buscopan, metronidazole, prednisone, ciproflox,and mesalazine.
Currently taking mesalamine and pantoprazole magnesium.

Ugh Just Ugh
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   Posted 2/4/2011 10:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I think I'm going to have to give in and have my Remicade infusions closer together because Bessie is just UN-happy and for me that means aching, pain. This morning she's saying ACHE ACHE so I know how you feel!
Jennifer
Current Meds: Remicade (5mg/kg), Rowasa (4g, as needed).
Past Meds: Canasa, Hydrocortisone Enema & Supp., Oral Mesalamines, Imuran, Oral Prednisone 2/10-9/10.
Current condition: Delicate Remission. Riding the Remi-coaster!

gmark
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   Posted 2/5/2011 6:58 AM (GMT -6)   
My colon also ached even in remission (just not as bad) letting me know that the ulcers were still there getting ready for the next flare.  Then I had the misfortune to choose  j-pouch surgery once my colon was removed.  Now I have ulcerated pouchitis, which aches as bad or worse than my U.C did.  I can't wait to have my surgery to remove this pouch and get back to an ileostomy and finally be free of the pain.
 
p.s.  I am now on rowasa enemas and other meds. for the pouchitis.  Never dreamed I would have to be taking all this stuff again with a j-pouch.  Just a word of warning to those of you who end of going for a pouch, of what problems you might be in for.  Pouchitis with these types of surgery is the rule, not the exception.
 
Gmark
 
meds- rowasa enemas
           metronidazole
           cipro
 
current condition: trying to get into some remission until til this summer, for j-pouch removal, and get my ileostomy

Peety
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   Posted 2/5/2011 4:16 PM (GMT -6)   
When I was flaring even just a little, my gut would ache if I had to stand for too long.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985.
Asacol for 20+ years with Prednisone & Rowasa for flares (But nothing since Remicade).
Food sensitivity test by Naturopath showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances, helped some.
Remicade started April 2009 (Humira denied) and doing great~ learning what normal is~ wow

Lonie
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   Posted 2/6/2011 12:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Sobroken; I used to do the rubbing of belly often! My husband would say the same thing, "Is your belly hurting you?" I wouldn't even notice that I was doing it, but it was from the ache. I haven't done it in a long time, but when I read your post it reminded me of that! I took Nortriptylene to reduce the inflammation, and I haven't really had it since.

Red_34
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   Posted 2/6/2011 7:42 AM (GMT -6)   
I tend to rub where it's hurting too and my husband asks me too if my gut hurts.
SHERRY
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Serenity Now
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   Posted 2/6/2011 2:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I used to rub my stomach too without being aware I was doing it. Combine that with the tummy bloat I would get and I had people ask if I was pregnant! NOT a question a female wants to hear when she is not pregnant.
Female, 44, Vancouver BC
Currently in remission

beachlife
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   Posted 2/7/2011 1:17 AM (GMT -6)   
not ache..but i've been bloated more often than usual last few weeks. Been drinking ginger tea to calm myself but this is something new, i'm going to re-start my food diary to see if I can pin-point just what is causing this
Blogging my experience With UC.
http://lifewithcolitis.blogspot.com/

12-14-2010 - Following strict TCM diet and herbal teas. (Traditional Chinese Medicine)

2000 - Ulcerative Colitis - Proctitis
Asacol -> Colazal -> Lialda 4x/day
Daily: 500mg Vit D + 1000mg Ester C + 450mg Saw Palmetto(5x/daily)
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