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   Posted 11/10/2007 5:24 PM (GMT -7)   
THe question i have is, do all chrohnies have foul bowel movements?   man i can barely handled it, let alone the wife.  I am totally afraid to light a match afterwards.  I should have went and bought shares in t/p and deodorizers.  yeah It gets pretty enbarassing at times.  what the heck can i do?   Does not matter what i eat either.
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   Posted 11/10/2007 5:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, since my first flare up and subsequent diagnosis my bm's are very foul.  Much worse than before I ever got sick.  Kinda weird................Crohn's stinks in more ways than one!

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CD of Terminal Illeum and Rectum Diagnosed 12/04
Current Meds: Pentasa,Entocort, Fosomax, Vicodin

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   Posted 11/10/2007 5:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I was gaging myself to the point of almost vomiting today. What are some tips, do matches work?
Symptoms Of Crohn's June of '06 (21 years old 285lbs). Colonoscopy in Jan '07 no sign of Crohn's.
Surgery for a Fistula in April '07, diagnosed suggestive Crohn's in May '07. August '07 small bowel follow
through, diagnosed with Crohn's (22 years old 160lbs). On HUMIRA, Prednisone
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   Posted 11/10/2007 6:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, matches work very well. Oust does a decent job too.

Mormor Vicky
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   Posted 11/10/2007 7:04 PM (GMT -7)   
My daughter has the worst bm's. Smelled like something had died. I don't have that problem but I have the worse smelling gas. I keep Febreeze in my office at work.
Vicky / 47 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
Daughter (26) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
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   Posted 11/10/2007 8:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I believe belleenstein said in an earlier post that there are drops you can buy that work well. I checked the supermarket and didn't find any, but I think she mentioned wal-mart or k-mart. I find the citrus sprays work better but of course are more expensive.
Diagnosed at age 19 with CD.
3 small bowel resections, 1 for perforation, 2 for strictures 

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   Posted 11/10/2007 8:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes we do stink more then the average person in the bathroom. But thats part of Crohns and there isn't much we can do about it. My son says your smell went right through the liesole spay LOL!!! Oh well what can you do.
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   Posted 11/10/2007 11:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Just a Drop is the name of the drops.  I had to order them off the internet.  You get two little bottles for something like $13.00.  Totally worth it.  They last a long time too.  You seriously only need one drop in the bowl before you go.  I never leave home without a bottle. 

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   Posted 11/11/2007 8:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi!  I have an ileostomy due to Crohn's and I have the same problem.  I found a wonderful concentrated frangrance spray at Bath and Body Works.  It's small so I can carry it in my purse and a man could easily have one in his pocket.  It's made by White Barn Candle Company.  It is only 1.5 ounces and costs $5.00, I think, but a little goes a long way!  I barely touch the spraying head.  They have several scents too.  I'm a widow and travel a lot and share rooms with other widows.  This has been a God-send for me!  No embarrassment here!  Hope this helps!
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   Posted 11/11/2007 2:59 PM (GMT -7)   
My BM don't smell usually, but I get bad gas at times and it's like something dead is inside me.
Makes you wonder.. lol
Male DX with CD May 2006 @ age 22, Colonoscopy and SBT
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   Posted 11/11/2007 10:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Just A Drop is worth every penny. I don't believe it can be bought over the counter, though. I've always had to go online to buy it.

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   Posted 11/19/2007 10:14 PM (GMT -7)   
The smell is really embarrassing when I am in a public restroom or at someone's house. I feel like I am in the bathroom along time anyway and then the smell lurks out. Thank you for the ideas above.
35 yo--Crohns since 2000, Granuloma cysts in mouth-oral surgery X2 in 2000, Fistula colon 2006, Rectovaginal Fistula 2007, Joint pain. Kidney Stones. Dx with Migraines in 2002 and Ovarian Cysts with Endometrosis 2001.  Dx with Fibromyalgia in 2007.  Now receiving Humira, Topamax 300mg daily, Cymbalta 120mg daily, Prevacid 30mg, Maxalt, Vicodin and Ultram as needed, Fish Oil, and Multivits   

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   Posted 11/20/2007 6:45 AM (GMT -7)   
i have the same problem and it seems that mine stems from a bacterial overgrowth. last week i was at defcon 5. even our cats (who are normally very tolerant of my odors) were suiting up in their little hazmat suits.

my gi put me on a short course of cipro that seems to have done the trick.

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