Your symptoms are very mild, like those of my daughter, who was misdiagnosed because they were so mild. It hurt only when she pressed hard on the RLQ. She had loud abdominal sounds, too. But she felt fine.
The inflammation can eventually cause damage, like a stricture, so even though it doesn't bother you much, you need to stop the inflammation. If you still have pain when you press on the right lower quadrant, you probably are not in remission.
A blood test can check CRP and sed rate, which can show inflammation levels.
Entocort might work for you...it has worked for my daughter, and kept her in remission for nearly two years, so far.
Post Edited (njmom) : 2/21/2008 10:36:56 PM (GMT-7)