Intestines sore....anyone??

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   Posted 8/19/2007 2:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone ever wake up and their entire intestinal tract feels so sore like someone had spent the night squeezing them as had as they could???  What does this mean??
30 yr. old dx with CD 10 years ago. Currently on folic acid and azulfadine.  Had ileum removed and resection May 2007.  Just started back to work after being off 13 weeks.  Still feeling lousy.  In the process of trying to get approved to start Humira ASAP!!!!  It scares me immensely!!!!
Allergic to: Asacol, Pentasa, Imuran, Paxil, Zoloft, Penicilian, Ampicilian
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   Posted 8/19/2007 3:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Hayley:

Sometimes my intestines get sore...especially during a flare, but at other times too. I don't know exactly what it means, but I always assumed that it had to do with inflammation. I also think that sometimes certain foods (the ones with roughage) "scrape" against open wounds in the tract, which can cause pain. This happens to me, anyway, even if my doctor says that diet doesn't affect Crohn's...(I guess I believe that my diet doesn't cause flares, but can make already existing flares more painful).

I don't know if that's helpful at all, but that has been my experience!

24 year-old female, Dx in 7/2005 with CD and Crohn's colitis
Rx: Asacol 4.8 gms/day (12 tablets!), Imuran 100 mg/day, Canasa suppositories
Pregnant with Baby #1!

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   Posted 8/20/2007 1:10 AM (GMT -7)   
well to be specific, your intestines cant hurt exactly.. they have no feeliing in them themselves. there are pain recptors that signal dilation that can cause pain like for a blockage or extreme gas expansion. but i get your idea, the pain just seems to come from all over in there.

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   Posted 8/20/2007 6:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Randynoguts:..Not to sound ignorant- but can your colon hurt??..I have very bad colon involovment and when I was pregnant with my son he would 'kick' my colon and it would HURT!!!! a very bad bad bruise inside!..even ultrasounds hurt if pushed to what i'm getting at is if the intestine themselves have no pain receptors..why would it hurt with touching..w/o an internal cause like gas or obstuction..which would hurt even normal intestine..don't know if this makes wondering though :-)
25 years old..Just had my second baby(a son)born Feb. 26th..using 75mgs of Imuran...He is perfect in everyway: ).Been on the BIGGEST Crohns "rollercoaster"..been down to 88lbs (5'7) about 2yrs ago..very sick..Been on Pred, Pentasa, Entocort, Cortifoam enemas, Imuran, and flagyl and cipro for anal fistula. Currently only taking Remicade..and it has been my miracle* drug!
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   Posted 8/20/2007 11:20 PM (GMT -7)   
sorry danielle, i should have 'splained better,. your intestines do not feel pain like the rest of the body. you can twist them, tie them,cut them, burn them etc... with no feeling. what you cannot do is dialate them. such as a blockage or stricture that would not let stuff pas. the resulting stretching upstream of the blockage is what causes some times extreme pain. its a slef preservation thing. if you felt all the rough, hard and sharp foods that went through , you would not eat. but you need to know when something is wrong so that you do stop eating and seek help.

whether your abay was actually kicking your colon or not we will never know, but i would suspectit was more of the muscles or messentary lining of the abdomen that got "sore"

no remember i am no dr, but after having 14 surgeries and having asked tons of questions of surgeons, this is how it was explained to me by more than one. they know that in actuallity from trauma patients etc.. that come in with there intestines hanging out, that its the incision and the stretching of the opening that give you post op pain not the actual cutting and sewing of the intestines

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   Posted 8/24/2007 4:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow. I did not know that about not directly feeling pain from intestines unless they were stretched from a blockage. VERY interesting. I'm going to talk to my GI about that.
36 year old mother of a fabulous toddler.
Diagnosed with Crohn's July 2007. I believe it's in the right side of my colon.
Currently taking Entocort 6 mg/day (tapering down), Asacol, Protonix 40mg/day.

On Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) since late July and seeing improvement in "output" quality and hopefully therefore absorption. Taking SCD legal supplements: B vitamins, Folonic Acid 800mg, EnZym Complete DPP IV Aid by Kirkman, and Saccaromyces Boulardii (a probiotic yeast).

Gastritis is back - constant, gnawing hunger. Yech.

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   Posted 6/6/2013 6:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Hayleybaby said...
Does anyone ever wake up and their entire intestinal tract feels so sore like someone had spent the night squeezing them as had as they could??? What does this mean??
I wake up with very sore intestines too. Did you find out why?
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