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   Posted 4/10/2008 5:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I had surgery 10 years ago for Crohn's and fistulas and did really well after that.  I few months back I became really sick (fever, vomiting, diarrhea) and was diagnosed with an obstruction.  I was placed on bowel rest and then given Entocort.
Recently(the past 3 days) I have been having a lot of rumblings in my stomach and have been feeling nauseous at night with some indigestion.  I have not vomited at all or had any fever.  Could this be a sign of the obstruction returning?  What is the best way to determine this?  I can't run to my doctor for every symptom or I would not be able to work.
Thanks for your suggestions.

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   Posted 4/10/2008 5:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I understand where you are coming from. This happened to me a year ago. I could never tell when i was having a blockage until the pain came and i knew i was going to be throwing up for a while until the blockage opened back up. I would call your doctor and see what they say about it. Good luck. Barb

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   Posted 4/10/2008 5:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the response Barb.  I have an appointment in a few weeks so hopefully I will make it until then.  I am trying to put myself on a sort of bowel rest by eating less and having bad foods.  I dread having to go to the hospital again.

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   Posted 4/10/2008 6:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Leny3332,

Sorry you are going through this!! A few weeks sounds like a long time before seeing your Dr. I suggest you keep calling to see if they have a cancellation. Let us know how it goes!

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   Posted 4/10/2008 6:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, it is all so confusing.  It is so difficult to know what could be a bug or a simple upset stomach versus a flare.  My thought is that it would mimic the last time and therefore I am watching out for a fever and vomiting.  I hope I am doing the right thing.

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   Posted 4/13/2008 12:14 PM (GMT -7)   
From my own experience I have had 3 major bowel obstructions ending in resections and not once did I have a fever. If the pain is there and the nausea turns to vomiting I wouldn't wait a couple weeks. If you really want to wait it out try clear liquid diet for a couple days and increase to full then soft. If you are still unable to tolerate it you need to be seen by your Doc or in the ER.
Hope you feel better soon.
Dx'd with crohn's 1983, resections 83,85 and 89 Double Strictureplasty 2005, Dx'd COPD 2000, Psoriasis 2002 and Fibromyalgia 2005.
Currently takeing Humira, Pentasa, Lomotil, Elavil, Sinemet, Skelaxin, Advair, Abuterol, Oxycodone and Xanax as needed

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