Flare-Up ?????

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Date Joined Nov 2008
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   Posted 2/26/2009 8:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Forum,

Diagnosed with Crohn's four years ago (mild) never had a flare up.

For the past several weeks I had the following symptoms;

- little cramping below the belly button;
- one sharp pain around the upper left ab;
- one sharp pain below the belly button...hurt like crazy

When the above happened I was trying to figure what a flare up is since I never had one before. My GI always indicate to call him when a flare up happens (like he is waiting for this). However, today was really bad. After lunch my stomach started to feel awkward which I then ran to the bathroom and released BM which was half and half. My stomach was hurting like hell. My stomach did settle down after awhile and I went for a walk to get some air. During my walk my stomach started to cramp up really bad with pain all over which ran along my hips. I then went to the bathroom and this time it was like water but when I was done I felt like pushing but nothing came out.

Now there is little aches below my belly button, and around the upper ab.

I contacted my GI about all this which I can't get in to see him for 6 months. Also, I can't get in to see my family doctor for two weeks. The GI secretary suggested for me to go to the hospital.

Does any of this sounds like a flare up that my GI seems to waiting for.

Also, I had a colonscopy 4 months ago which everything came back clean. sad
Have Crohn's for 5 years,
Meds: Asacol 800mg daily
Two Polps removed (non-cancer)

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Date Joined Mar 2005
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   Posted 2/26/2009 8:41 PM (GMT -7)   
6 months to see your doc???????
holy crap (pun intended).
maybe you should look into another doc. I know for me my doc will squeeze me in if i'm feeling bad.
ti be honest my symptoms were never really pain unitl my most recent flare. now when i have to go to the bathroom it hurts so bad (cramplike middle of stomach area below belly button) that it has caused me to puke numerous times.
could be a flare...also could be food poisoning, stomach bug...who knows, but if it continues I would certainly see if they could squeeze you in.
good luck!
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