How does your abdominal pain feel like?

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Regular Member

Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 308
   Posted 10/28/2008 5:57 PM (GMT -7)   
My Crohn's has been fairly quiet in the past.  But during the past month or so, I have had on and off "stinging" pain on my lower left abdomen (NOT lower right quadrant).  The pain is moderate and comes and goes.  I am wondering if it is due to gas or strictures or something more serious?  How does you pain feel like?

Diagnosed with CD in 1994;

In 1994 I was treated with Pentasa of no avail.  Have being treated with Chinese herbal medicines for over 10 years.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 3763
   Posted 10/28/2008 6:20 PM (GMT -7)   
My pain is always left sided, but that is because I have had 3 resections and that is where my small and large intestine join up and where my disease is active. As far as how it feels, that depends on what I eat, if I eat and what time of day. Some times it is sharp and feels like someone is stabbing me. It literally takes my breath away. Other times it is more of an ache that can last for days. And some times it comes in waves of pain, which usually means a blockage.

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

Veteran Member

Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1753
   Posted 10/28/2008 9:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I feel the same actually. My doctor felt around today though and apparently mine is mostly subcutaneous. Still though...there are instances where it feels a lot deeper.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone(down to 10 mg), pentasa, bentyl as needed, prilosec, tandem plus, humira, and good probiotics
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 6927
   Posted 10/28/2008 9:27 PM (GMT -7)   
like I have been hit in the abdomen to stabbing, sometime something to what I would imagine labor feeling like, occasionally like I swallowed hot coals

Forum Co-moderator - Crohn's Disease
...I will find a way, or make one. -Philip Sidney 1554-1586
Make sure your suffering has meaning...
All suggestions/options/opinions are caveated with please consult with your local health care provider...

Post Edited (MMMNAVY) : 10/28/2008 10:50:24 PM (GMT-6)

Veteran Member

Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 1343
   Posted 10/28/2008 10:24 PM (GMT -7)   
When I have pain, it tends to alternate between a backache (a bit under my shoulder blades), and a band of pain across my abdomen (just a bit under the ribcage). Sitting really aggravates it and I have to lay completely flat (no pillow even) to alleviate it a bit. Luckily, I haven't had that kind of pain since August or so. I also get some mild pain in my lower left side sometimes. And if I have an obstruction, the pain is at its worst just a little bit to the right of the belly button.

Regular Member

Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 310
   Posted 10/29/2008 5:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Mine tends to be mainly on the right side, consistent with Crohn's colitis, especially when I'm stressed about something. However, when I have gas pain, I feel it all over, right side and left, and sometimes in the stomach.

Regular Member

Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 245
   Posted 10/29/2008 5:50 AM (GMT -7)   
All over my stomach, left and right side. Sometime in the middle and bottom left. I get it just under my ribs and toewards the back of my body as well. Not much fun!

Regular Member

Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 345
   Posted 10/29/2008 7:19 AM (GMT -7)   
mine is all lower and is generally a sharp shooting/stabbing pain.
33 years old. Diagnosed in 2002ish. 
Taking Asacol, Lomotil TID, and on Remicade since 2004. 
Lower Bowel area only, except for the short stint (about 2 weeks) that I had mouth sores.  Also have external/anal fistula and anal/vaginal fistula. 

Regular Member

Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 78
   Posted 10/29/2008 8:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I mostly get cramping pain in my lower abdomen. It usually passes within 30 seconds or so, and occurs a few times a day. I used to get painful bloating, but haven't been bothered by that for the past couple of months.

Veteran Member

Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 2481
   Posted 10/30/2008 8:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Depends on the hour, literally. I almost always non stop have LRQ pain to some degree. It feels like I have a large sore or burn inside and someone is squeezing the hell out of it. Sometimes when I move a certain way, it feels sharp and stabbing. Other times, when I do too much physical activity it feels like a large strong and constant fist is inside and squeezing. That would be a partial obstruction and there is also a lot of pressure and bloating and just major uncomfortableness.

When my bowels are spasming, it feels like non-stop achy tightening and constricting going on and I pretty much have to cr*p several times while that is happening. This could last a couple of hours or so... til the next time.
The more times I go to the bathroom, the worse my butt hole hurts. It swells up, tears a little, feels like passing bits of glass out my bum. Extremely painful.
Oh, and when I have ulcers in my mouth and throat, it pretty much feels like strep throat. Everything I try to swallow burns terribly.
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Tuesday, November 21, 2017 12:10 PM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,896,346 posts in 317,896 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 157480 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, semko1989.
448 Guest(s), 19 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
ninjaheidi, semko1989, Jasperilla, 07kr5, Michael_T, hammer8, Scaredy Cat, hunter46, tonyaraven, jmadrid, InTheShop, Szabo246, Connor77, ah12, KYWONDER, Subdenis, m2347, straydog, iPoop

About Us | Advertise | Donate
Newsletter | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer
Follow on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Pinterest
©1996-2017 LLC  All Rights Reserved.