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Date Joined Nov 2008
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   Posted 2/13/2009 3:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi guys

For the past 4 weeks I seem to get moderate cramps below my belly button. I had a colonscopy Oct-2008 which everything was fine and is due for another Oct-2009 for followup. Is this due to crohn's being active or something else?

I know if I search the internet I'II read things like colon cancer so since I'm here on this forum I thought I'II ask. Also, I never had cramping before

From Ontario, Canada

Have Crohn's for 5 years,
Meds: Asacol 800mg daily
Two Polps removed (non-cancer)

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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 2/13/2009 3:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Cramping is a pretty typical symptom for Crohn's. My doctor prescribed bentyl to help keep those at bay and it seems to work pretty well.
You don't have any other symptoms like a distended stomach do you? I know sometimes that coupled with cramping and/or abdominal pain below the belly button in general can indicate some sort of obstruction. If that's the case then you can try and combat it with low residue or liquid diet.
I'm sure other members will be along with more suggestions though.
In any case, I hope those go away soon :)
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 5 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and good probiotics.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Attempting a diet without refined sugars, high fat content, bleached or bromated flour, most dairy, red meat, and avoiding anything spicy like the plague. Also refuse to eat anything with trans fat or high fructose/corn syrup.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."

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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 76
   Posted 2/13/2009 9:44 PM (GMT -7)   
My cramps feel like period pain, even with the lower back ache does anyone else get the back ache too?
Tina 26yrs old Diagnosed in 2000 with Crohn's surgery for perianal abscess and fistulas
currently on Imuran 100mg used in the past Remcide, salofalc, pred.
Worst pain equal to child labor was after eating home made Granola...i can still hear the screams ha ha.

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Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 1289
   Posted 2/14/2009 5:35 AM (GMT -7)   
hi there. i have been getting cramping so badly when i try to poop that it makes me literally puke. The pain is so intense when i am going to the bathroom...same general below the belly button. I've had Crohn's for 20 yrs and this has only recently started. it's awful...not much cramping unless i'm pooping, but after i finally can poop it feels like i got punched in the gut about 80 times.

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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 2/14/2009 6:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Do you have crohn's? Could be IBS .. are you having D or any other symptoms? lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still gail

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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 79
   Posted 2/14/2009 4:21 PM (GMT -7)   
i had that exact same thing a couple of weeks ago! i was so severley constipated that i almost vomited everywhere. i've only ever had that happen once before a few years ago and i did vomit but not this time. it was weird because the night/early morning before it happened i had these high pitched gurgling sounds in my stomach that woke me up.

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Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 1289
   Posted 2/14/2009 4:46 PM (GMT -7)   
i've got that gurgling also...very loud at times!!!! it's crazy! a lot of times it's when i shift position or stand the contents of my guts are draiing or something.
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