One thing to add is that constipation is a much more common symptom of Crohn's than anyone realises. I usually had diarrhoea, but every so often my guts would seize up and I would become constipated. As my disease progressed and became worse, the constipation became more
common, not less. Also, 'shredded' BMs, fluffy BMs, or BMs which look like porridge, are common in Crohn's as well - they typically come in at number 6 on the bristol stool chart. And yes I do highly recommend googling the bristol stool chart >_>.
As for the upper left burning pain, 73monte is right, that's not really a typical Crohn's pain. Weirdly enough I've been dealing with pain in that area for the last week, an area I never normally get pain in. The 'burning' descript
ion does make it sound like it could be an ulcer. I wouldn't have particularly described my pain as burning, but now I'm beginning to wonder if it could be an ulcer anyway - think I'm gonna make an appointment with my GP.
Dx Crohn's in June 2000. (Yay )
Tried: 5-ASAs, azathioprine, 6MP, Remicade, methotrexate, Humira, diets.
1st surgery 20/2/13 - subtotal colectomy with end ileostomy.
2nd surgery 10/7/15 - ileorectal anastomosis. Stoma reversed and ileum connected to the rectum.
Current status: Chronic flare. Do I have any other kind?
Current meds: 50mg 6MP; Entyvio (started 3/11/16)