ileocecal resection

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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 2/27/2008 9:24 AM (GMT -7)   
   I had CD for over ten years now and had a resection in july 07.
I've had diarreha ever since and no medications seem to stop it.
Is this normal. I am currently on hyoscyamine and diphenoxylate
but there not doing much. Still losing weight, still have abdominal pain and so exhausted. mad

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Date Joined Jan 2008
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   Posted 2/27/2008 9:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi And Welcome to HW! Sorry to hear that you are not doing so well since surgery. When have you seen your GI last? Have they done any tests?
What is your diet consist of?
40 yr old wife and mom to two boys 8 & 10
symptoms since the age of 19
officially diagnosed with crohn's Feb/2006
meds: pentasa 500mg 2 x 3day
Surgery-Feb11/08 (resection)

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   Posted 2/27/2008 9:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome! I had the same questions as smile did. I had a resection in '82 that took my ileum and if I remember right I had urgency for months! It might be time to go to the gi and see what other meds you can try, not all meds work for all CD patients.

Good luck and let us know how you are doing.

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   Posted 2/27/2008 10:25 AM (GMT -7)   
 I am currently going to Lahey Clinic in Ma. once a month since surgery and going actually 2/28 . The only test since has been a colonoscopy which has come back fine. I have a cabinet of medicine pentasa, entocort, metrodiazonal, lopermide, chloestrimine....etc...etc... The pain sometimes in gut wrenching
and haven't been able to recieve anything for pain though. Thanks to all that reply.

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   Posted 2/27/2008 10:52 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Morning and welcome to HealingWell and the Crohn's forum.  We are so please you found our site.

If your surgery was in 7/2007 you should be doing better IMHO then you are.  If your going to the clinic tomorrow, please stress the amount of pain, D and weight loss you have experienced.  Ask for reasons why this is continuing?

Good luck and take care.  Again a warm welcome.

Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety ~ Panic  ~ Crohn's
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Mary T
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   Posted 2/27/2008 12:05 PM (GMT -7)   
So sorry that you're having such a hard time. You have such high hopes after surgery, I'm sorry that you haven't been able to get relief from it. I agree with the others, you need to make sure that they understand that you are seriously suffering. Sometimes the test don't show what is going on and more tests will need to be done. You know how you are feeling better than anyone, I hope that you find dr's who will actually listen to you and are willing to keep trying until they find out what is going on.

Hope you get some results from you visit tomorrow. Let us know what the outcome is.


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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 2/27/2008 2:32 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi there,


I had the same surgery about 9 yrs ago and was devasted when the D & cramps came back. But a few weeks later my GI suggested i try taking Questran/Cholestyramine to see would it help. I did and it completely stopped the pain & D. It was because i had the valve removed and could no longer deal with bile salts. It tastes disgusting but just mix it with orange juice and it's worth it. So the Questran sorted out everything for me but that's just my experience, if you've had the valve removed then i'd suggest that you mention it to your doc. Everything's worth a try with this awful disease. Good luck....Lila

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