A bit worried -need advice

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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 5/24/2008 7:30 AM (GMT -6)   
 Hi,had first colonoscopy thurs morn and dianosed lft u/c have been using predfoam 20mg twice a day and mesalazine 400mg 2tabs twice aday and have not had a bm since thurs morn have still been having stomach cramps and a lot of rumbelings and gas(which is very smelly)but nothing else
was having upto 10 bloody bm's up till thurs is this normal to just stop going have been eating as normal just abit worried confused
  Diagnosed 22.5.08 with Lft sided U/L
  Meds Predfoam 20mg 2x day
  Mesalazine 400mg 2x day

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   Posted 5/24/2008 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Lambkins, it isn't unusual to go a couple of days without a bm after a scope. Remember, the prep cleaned everything out from your stomach to your rectum, and the usual time it takes food to get from one end of your system to the other is anywhere from one to three days. The gas is most likely still from the procedure. They put air into your colon through the scope to sort of inflate it like a balloon so they can see all of the surfaces better. And the rumbling is from the gas.

So, nothing to be concerned about at this point. Enjoy your time off the toilet, and if things still aren't moving by Tuesday after the holiday, call your GI then. Have a great weekend!
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   Posted 5/24/2008 1:57 PM (GMT -6)   
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

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   Posted 5/25/2008 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds normal to me too. My doctors suggest Gas-X (anti-gas pills) for after the scope. Helps a lot.
UC for the last ten years
Current Meds: 6MP since 2006, Cortifoam
Past Meds: You name it; I've tried it. (Asacol, Colazol, Pentasa, DiPentum, Rowasa, Canasa, Cortenema, sulfasalazine)
5ASA drugs don't work for me. Canasa seems to make me worse.
Alternative treatments I have had success with: Acupuncture, Hypnotherapy

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