Cramping in stomach

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katriona
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   Posted 1/9/2011 3:39 AM (GMT -6)   
What causes cramping in my stomach after meals mainly lunch?  I have had an ileostomy for four months now.  I also need to drink lots because I get dehydrated easily, any good drinks, juices smoothies to recommend?

comitoex
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   Posted 1/9/2011 3:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I could be what you are eating try softer foods like after your surgery. Or you might be flairing or a partial obstruction you might need a ct scan to find out . I would talk to your dr.
diagnosed w/ crohn's 1995 , hospitalized 1999 blood loss 8 units recieved, perferated illuim 2000 Illostomy as a result. May 2010 to June 2010 emergency surgery for 3 hernias 1 pinched and blocking. Then another blockage then infection yes 3 surgeries. From then hospitalized for 4 times for blockages, infections and kidney stones. been on many meds and waiting for another hernia surgery.

esoR
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   Posted 1/9/2011 10:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Yep, get that CT scan. Cramping pain especially after eating is possibly a partial obstruction. Stick to soft foods and liquid protein drinks until you get a diagnosis. Rosemary

burnabygirl
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   Posted 1/10/2011 12:01 AM (GMT -6)   
I will have cramping in my stomach right away if I drink more than 1/4 glass of milk. It happens every time after I have had my ileostomy. But the cramping goes away really fast, usually in 30 minutes.
Ulcerative proctitis diagnosed in July 2006. Medications: Salofalk enema nightly. Remission from Nov 2006 to Oct 2007. Then a bad cold and a bad flare for 1 year till Nov 2008.
Pancolitis diagnosed in April 2008. Previous medications: Salofalk enema, Salofalk suppositories, Salofalk tablets 1000mg x 4/day, Entocort enema, Azathioprine, 6MP

Supplements: Calcium with Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Omega 3, psyllium capsules (Metamucil).

Flared since July 2009. Hospitalized from Nov 22 to Dec 14, 2009. Discharged with Prednisone and Cyclosporine. Hospitalized again on March 15, 2010. Had surgery on March 26, opted for permanent ileostomy and now live a new life.

katriona
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   Posted 1/10/2011 5:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for your prompt reply to help me. I will try the soft foods and keep a check on it in case it is a blockage.
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