ovary type pain???

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   Posted 9/24/2009 3:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi all... I have a persistent pain in my ovary area... it feels like I am ovaluating all the time. the pain is constant and mostly is a 7 on a scale of 10 but then occassionally sharp pain for hours on end. there is no relief except it is lessen by the heating pad or hot bath. I have had my ovaries checked on they are not the problem. My last scope done in June indicated that the crohns/colitis is improving.
any suggestions??  also, one gp told me that it was not possible to have both crohns and colitis... is he just misinformed??? i have been diagnosed with both.
thanks all
I am a 45 year old Canadian, living in Northern Ontario. Just recently diagnosed with Crohn's and Colitis Nov '07 ... Had a Gastric Bypass Surgery in Feb '08

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   Posted 9/24/2009 4:09 AM (GMT -7)   
I have had pain since the age of 16, on my lower right side. Sometimes a dull crampy aches, sometimes severe pain which would leave me bedridden and unable to function.  It ALWAYS accompanied my monthly cycle and was always assumed to be cramping from menstruation. No OB/Gyn could ever find a solution that worked. For a while I took Vioxx. It was a miracle to lawsuits brought those days to an end.  Everyone said once I had kids, this would go away. It didn't. Finally, after a night at the ER, one OB removed my right ovary and appendix for me.  My pain has almost completely gone away.  That said, I occassionally do still get the dull ache.  When he asked how I was doing at my last visit, I told him there is still some ocassional pain. He said "oh honey, go see a GI doc. Maybe you have Crohn's" I was like CROHN'S??? That was the first time anyone had mentioned that. Why did no one mention that in 25 years of pain???  Anyway, I got busy, never got to a GI, never been scoped. I'm 42 now and my pain is all but gone.  Meantime, my daughter who is 9 presented with illness, and in short was diagnosed with Crohn's.  Holding her stomach crying, being relieved by a heating pad, fevering, chills...all reminded me of my "episodes".  I also had accomanyping pain in my groin area...and down my thighs and back with this.  I've still never quite figured it out.  Never any weight loss, never any anemia...only D when the episodes would occur about 3-4 times/year, sometimes less.  And the episodes went away almost completely when taking oral birth control.  Weird, I know. 
Posts refer to my 9 year old girl
  • Started with 30 mg Prednisone, tapered off over 3 months

Then continued with:

  • Pentasa, 3 blue horse-sized capsules, 3 x daily
  • Forvia multivitamin/mineral for Crohnies
  • Coromega
  • Calcium
  • VSL#3, 2 x day
  • Custom Probiotics: 6-Strain Blend, 1 x day
  • Culturelle, 1 x day

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   Posted 9/24/2009 6:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Many folks suffer with Crohns in the TI area. I use to get pains much like you described and usually it was a sign of inflammation in that area. It does feel like its a ovary type pain, but actually just is referred pain from the intestines.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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