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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 3/27/2009 11:49 AM (GMT -7)   
My daughter is 22 and has had stomach issues for several years.  She was diagnosed with a nonfunctioning gall bladder three years ago, had that removed and felt better for awhile. She started having severe stomach pain again, was throwing up blood, problems with constipation and terrible bouts of diarrhea. She constantly has her blood taken to check for the bacteria, which has always been negative. She found a gastroenterologist who did an endoscopy,he found three ulcers and a gall stone (from three years ago?), put her on a strong antacid and found nothing else.  She continued to get worse, ended up losing her job. They did the blood work for Crohns, and it came back as positive. She is constantly worn out (and she has a one year old at home).  The doctor then did a colonoscopy, the ulcers were gone and that was the end of that. He put her on a medicine that she takes three times a day for the Crohns, which has helped that the pain isn't as often.  The day before yesterday, she was in extreme pain and was throwing up blood. She tried to contact her doctor but he is out of the office until April.....he was gone all of February as well and there are no other doctors in his practice. The office would not return her calls, so she tried another doctor.  They said that they couldn't get her in right away and that she should probably go to the ER for management of the pain. So...yesterday she ended up in the ER. They wondered if she didn't have a kidney stone so did a ct scan....everything came back normal.  This girl is so frustrated.  Can anyone give me some direction as to what she can do so they can find out what is wrong with her?  I am desperate! :) This kid has a high pain tolerance so I know it is real, she had her appendix rupture when she was five and we didnt know it until she started running a fever......
Thank you for your patience reading this....and thank you in advance for any help you can share :)

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   Posted 3/27/2009 1:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Well if you can get her into another doctor, I would suggest them doing a pill cam. This is one of the best tests to diagnose Crohns. It a pill that you swallow that has a camera in it, and it takes pictures all thru your system. If someone has Crohns in their small bowel, this test will show it. The c-scope doesn't go into the the small intestine. Hope that helps some.

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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 3/27/2009 2:21 PM (GMT -7)   
That helps a TON!! I wonder why they haven't done this?????? The doctor she currently is seeing doesn't seem to be too worried or concerned about taking a next is very frustrating.
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