I just got on a new medication for my bladder problems that lists constipation as a side effect. I have not had much output today and am feeling a little bloated, though not as bad as when I had my obstruction a few weeks ago. I was just wondering what constipation would be like and what the risks are with it...obviously with Crohn's disease I never experienced constipation in my life! I'm kind of nervous and unsure of what I should do.
Stephanie, 28 years old
Diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis March 2000
Possible diagnosis of IBS-D
Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy 3/18/10! :)
Blockage/Ileo revision 6/8/10 :/
Tried: Asacol, Remicade, 6mp, Humira, Xifaxan, Apriso, Imuran, Rowasa Enemas, Colocort Enemas, Psyllium Seed Powder... Tried Probiotics: Align (with no change except bloating) and VSL #3 DS (AWFUL diarrhea).
Currently taking: Prenatal Vitamin, Vitamin B 12 Complex, Biotin, Vitamin D, Calcium, Flomax (for urinary retention).