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non believer
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   Posted 7/9/2008 12:33 AM (GMT -6)   
My son says his stomach sort of gurgles-usually before he has to have a BM.  Is this a common symptom?

quincy
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   Posted 7/9/2008 12:59 AM (GMT -6)   
It's probably what's called peristalsis...the natural movement of the digetive tract. I'm thinking it's in the gut across the transverse and into the descending colon, making it seem like it's in the stomach.

When your son has bms...is it usually first thing in the morning before eating? If so, it could be more noticable then than when the stomach is full.

Does he have nausea as well?

Welcome to the forum by the way. Does your son have UC?

quincy
*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
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~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 !!!


tums
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   Posted 7/9/2008 4:21 AM (GMT -6)   
I often get the gurgling too.

32 year old female
UC diagnosed 2001
Asacol 6 per day
Azathioprine 100mg started 4/08
Steroids 5mg per day


lambkins
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   Posted 7/9/2008 9:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Mine plays a tune after i have eaten
  
  Diagnosed 22.5.08 with Lft sided U/C
  Meds Predfoam 20mg 2x day stopped started Salofalk supps 1gm 26/6/08
  Mesalazine 400mg 2 tabsx2 day


bookworm21
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   Posted 7/9/2008 1:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Yep, I definitely get the colon noises. I hate when I'm out in public and it gurgles, and then people say, "Oh, you must be really hungry." And I just say, "yeah..." since I don't really want to explain that my colon sucks.
Female, Age 19, Dx w/ UC August 2007
9 Asacol, Rowasa1000 mg Canasa, Proctofoam, Rifaximin 2/day
Digestive Advantage (Crohn's & Colitis), 1 Florastor, 50 mg 6MP,1 Primadophilus reuteri, Remicade (2nd infusion 06/26/08), 2.4 g Lialda
*exploring the option of surgery
 


at wit's end
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   Posted 7/10/2008 10:34 AM (GMT -6)   
I too have the gurgling noises from my bowel. And it is not limited to morning. I had read one place that if you didn't hear any noise in your bowels that was not good. But my husband had something saved on our desktop last night about Ischemic bowel or Ischemic Colitis which is also called dead bowel. it mentioned gurgling noises and burning in the upper abdomen and I forgot what else as being symptoms of that. He was looking that up wondering if that is what I had.
Diagnosed with left sided UC in sigmoid colon and rectum 1986.
Put on Azulfidine 2 X 3 a day and Rowasa enemas 60mg.
Have been pretty much in remission overall other than a few flares over the past 21 years.
Medicine changed to Asacol 400mg 2 pills X3 times a day. Taken off all meds in 2004.
Diagnosed with acid reflux 2005. Put on Protonix 40mg.
Have been using Canasa 1000mg suppositories nightly since January 2007.
Was put back on Asacol 400mg 2 pills 2X a day in July 2007 maintenance. 

Post Edited (at wit's end) : 7/10/2008 1:44:01 PM (GMT-6)


quincy
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   Posted 7/10/2008 2:45 PM (GMT -6)   
at wit's end....I've definitely been there....

Do ask your doctor to the pertinent tests regarding kidney enzymes and ischemic colitis...get it checked out.

When was your last c-scope?

Are you ovulating at this time?

Upper symptoms can be from reflux....I see you're on Protonix.

Some foods will cause gurgling, cramping, discomfort, gas, diarrhea..etc.

You could use the internet for your comfort as well....do the homework for what you actually have and recognise your symptoms for what they are.

Ask your doc for a 'script of dicyclomine..10mg to start...it's an antispasmodic. I've used it for over 19 years...awesome!!! Most of us have IBS as well...which can cause spasming and cramping and confusion of symptoms.

The best way to keep your thinking straight is to get the proper diagnosis. Start the steps to get your mind on the right track.

quincy


*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
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~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 !!!


at wit's end
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   Posted 7/10/2008 3:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a colonoscopy back in January 2006 and a sigmoidoscope in January 2007. I have just come off a 12 day period and am having a good deal of irritation in the female area as well, burning, stinging, etc. And I've spread out to a cycle every two months instead of monthly. They have been this way since early February. I do not like the discomfort in my lower part of my back. Unfortunately, I have the uterine fibroid thing going on also and have been treated for cervical dysplasia. Unfortunately Quincy I seem to focus on the negative instead of the normal. I have to quit that. I am battling the bad catch in the flank area of my left side.
Diagnosed with left sided UC in sigmoid colon and rectum 1986.
Put on Azulfidine 2 X 3 a day and Rowasa enemas 60mg.
Have been pretty much in remission overall other than a few flares over the past 21 years.
Medicine changed to Asacol 400mg 2 pills X3 times a day. Taken off all meds in 2004.
Diagnosed with acid reflux 2005. Put on Protonix 40mg.
Have been using Canasa 1000mg suppositories nightly since January 2007.
Was put back on Asacol 400mg 2 pills 2X a day in July 2007 maintenance. 


ediekristen
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   Posted 7/10/2008 4:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Hmmm.... I feel like I remember one of my scopes reading Transient Ischemic colitis, but I could just be putting random words together in my mind and making things up, haha. Now I'll have to go home and re-read them.


ComedyDork- I totally use the "I'm just really hungry" line when my stomach gets loud, hahah. Usually works unless it's the weird squeaking sound that almost sounds like a quiet fart, but on the inside.

Female, 23, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in femur head & lumbar region of the spine from long term prednisone use. 

Currently unmedicated and flaring :(
Waiting for my appointment with the new GI on July 18th. Insurance finally kicked in, hooray!

 
 
 


non believer
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   Posted 7/30/2008 8:11 PM (GMT -6)   

My son was officially diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis today.  He had an egd and colonoscopy yesterday and admitted him because his colon was pretty ulcerated.  My son feels fine and has never had pain.  The doctors are very surprised by this.  He currently is NPO until the bleeding stops.  I think he is in denial and this may take time for him to finally adjust.  He is only 17. Are there any 17 year olds on this forum?


bbc
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   Posted 7/30/2008 11:25 PM (GMT -6)   
non believer said...

My son was officially diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis today.  He had an egd and colonoscopy yesterday and admitted him because his colon was pretty ulcerated.  My son feels fine and has never had pain.  The doctors are very surprised by this.  He currently is NPO until the bleeding stops.  I think he is in denial and this may take time for him to finally adjust.  He is only 17. Are there any 17 year olds on this forum?

So sorry and so young...well at least he was dx'd early and be treated and on the way to remission.

 

It is odd he has no pain... does he have D and bleeding?


kazygirl
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   Posted 7/31/2008 1:47 AM (GMT -6)   
the majority of people diagnosed with UC are aged 15-30
steph - 32 - female - UC since 2000
currently flaring again..  grrr! (triggered by stress - grrr)
mesalazine granules 3g x1 a day (much nicer than a million tablets a day)
enteric coated fish oil -omega 3 (so they get all the way to my colon)
vitamin D3 x1 a day
prednisolone 25mg x1 a day (ick ick and did i say ick?)
tumeric capsules x3 a day
 
 
 


non believer
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   Posted 7/31/2008 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   
yes, he had soft stools and blood with them

Luna0
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   Posted 7/31/2008 1:27 PM (GMT -6)   
non believer said...

My son was officially diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis today.  He had an egd and colonoscopy yesterday and admitted him because his colon was pretty ulcerated.  My son feels fine and has never had pain.  The doctors are very surprised by this.  He currently is NPO until the bleeding stops.  I think he is in denial and this may take time for him to finally adjust.  He is only 17. Are there any 17 year olds on this forum?


I am 18 battleing UC. Yep its a battle but a battle well worth it. Have him join this website tell him he isn't the only one. Don't let him isolate himself from the world. I did that when I was 13, I still am working out the kinks from that year. Having hope works too. cool
Tawn 
18 years old, College Student ~WAHOO GO CATS=)
 
Diagnosed in 2004
Currently on:
Remicade
Imuran 3pills/day
And many other over the counter meds.


ucwarrior
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   Posted 7/31/2008 4:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I was 18 when first diagnosed with severe left side UC. The doc said it was one of the worst cases he had seen. I was SCARED to death! Here I was starting college never had any medical problems before and the docs start throwing things like the big "C" word and surgery and colon removal and bags and medications. Hopefully you will have a doc a little more comforting and less callous. Then they put me on 16 pentasa/day, predisone, percs, and muscle relaxers. I toted 20 pills per day back to college after winter session and a messed-up colon in tow. I was very bitter and cursed the spirits for giving me a handful of junk cards at this poker table. I began to turn my anger into an obsessive search for knowledge about this disease that had its claws in me. I actually changed my major because I became so obsessed with the dynamics of UC.
Your son is young but he must come to terms with this disease and realize that its an ailment that will eventually take some getting used to. Some sacrifices must be made and he must realize that he must draw strength from this rather than let it beat him down. He must become more creative on handling this than he ever thought he was capable of. Don't allow the negatives of the docs, his mindset, the things he is gonna read, get the best of him. Keep a positive state of mind and he will be able to live the life he wants.

non believer
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   Posted 7/31/2008 8:01 PM (GMT -6)   

I will have him join when I think it is time.

Right now, he still has not eaten and we are waiting for the word to start food.

He feels fine and has never complaint of pain.  The doctor is not callous but honest.

My son is also the same as you-he has been healthy all his life, he is an athlete and can't wait to get back on the soccer field.

We will deal with the realities of this once he is back on food.


kazygirl
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   Posted 7/31/2008 8:37 PM (GMT -6)   
you should let him decide when "it is time" to join if he wants or doesnt want to.
how do you know when his "time" is?
the information on here and real peoples advice, opinions, stories and feedback might help him out.

maybe let him know about it and leave it up to him to decide.
he is an adult
steph - 32 - female - UC since 2000
currently flaring again..  grrr! (triggered by stress - grrr)
mesalazine granules 3g x1 a day (much nicer than a million tablets a day)
enteric coated fish oil -omega 3 (so they get all the way to my colon)
vitamin D3 x1 a day
prednisolone 25mg x1 a day (ick ick and did i say ick?)
tumeric capsules x3 a day
 
 
 


JRob
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   Posted 8/1/2008 9:18 AM (GMT -6)   
The denial part is understandable. I was living with UC symptoms for years but too afraid to see the doctor. Being diagnosed was actually a relief to put a name on the condition and find that there a treatment options. The second greatest relief was finding this forum. To be able to freely talk about your experience with others who TRULY understand is...invaluable.
Ulcerative Proctitis - October 05 diagnosed
Currently- bad flare since March 08 but improving

Current Meds that are working
lialda - 2 pills AM
prednisone - 30mgs/day hope to taper soon
hydrocortisone enema - PM
canasa - PM (currently replaced by hydrocortisone e's)


non believer
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   Posted 8/1/2008 9:38 AM (GMT -6)   
I will let him know after he has gotten through this episode about this forum.
Thank You

kazygirl
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   Posted 8/2/2008 6:58 AM (GMT -6)   
apologies in advance for sounding like.. i dont know... pushy or invasive or whatever..

but

"episodes" can last ages. my last one lasted a year and half and if i waited til AFTER that episode to find this invaluable site wtih all these great people and information, i wouldnt have made it through.

you have no idea how long he will be sick or his "episode" will last.
the info here on how to cope and feedback on side effects etc and just general chatting to people with the same condition who actually KNOW what its like to have an "episode" is so helpful.

you really are denying him by not letting him choose now, or to inform him of this great site.

if you tell him about the forum AFTER his "episode" then it really is no help or benefit is it?

i know you didnt ask, but thats my 2 cents.
steph - 32 - female - UC since 2000
currently flaring again..  grrr! (triggered by stress - grrr)
mesalazine granules 3g x1 a day (much nicer than a million tablets a day)
enteric coated fish oil -omega 3 (so they get all the way to my colon)
vitamin D3 x1 a day
prednisolone 25mg x1 a day (ick ick and did i say ick?)
tumeric capsules x3 a day
 
 
 


quincy
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   Posted 8/2/2008 2:39 PM (GMT -6)   
non believer...Definitely give him the address to this forum and he'll decide if he wants to interact...not all have the need, however.

He might be doing some research on UC anyway.

It takes a while for it all to sink in. Butt problems aren't something anyone likes to talk about, let alone share about oneself.

It's awesome he's not having any pain, however....huge for his daily functioning.

quincy
*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
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~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 !!!


non believer
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   Posted 8/5/2008 10:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Quincy. I really do think I know my son. He is NOT ready to go on this forum. Main reason is that---he has never had pain. If I suggest this forum, he may become a bit depressed. I read more negative than positive. I continue to participate. He goes home Thursday; he understands he has to follow a special diet and all he cares about is recuperating and getting back to soccer, etc.

men8ifr
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   Posted 8/6/2008 5:19 AM (GMT -6)   
i learned that when my stomach gurgled shortly after my BM's and blood would get worse (I have UC) so now I use stomach gurgling as an indication of how well I am. At my owrst my gut could gurgle like a chemistry set for 10 mins continuously. I find food a big factor and believe the gurgling is 'bad' bacteria digesting something that I have eaten earlier but I have not fully digested/broken down in the small intestine.

As for pain etc when I was first diagnosed with UC I had no pain only blood but later I had all sorts of abdominal pain.
Ian

6 Asacol tabs/day
1 Pentasa Suppository / day
Fish oil 3/day (omega 3 only)
Multivitamin and mineral 1/day
Folic Acid 1/day
Aloe Vera 3/day
Specific Carbohydrate Diet SCD
Turmeric 3/day
Currently in no mans land between flare and remission

Post Edited (men8ifr) : 8/13/2008 3:13:56 PM (GMT-6)


kazygirl
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   Posted 8/6/2008 5:54 AM (GMT -6)   
i had no pain for the first few years of having this disease.
pain didnt come until my last flare.

and this site is NOT negative or all about pain.
lots of people have no pain.

pain has nothing to do with being on or off this forum.

and this forum seems to keep a lot of people from being depressed, not make them depressed.

people who havent experienced this disease first hand really don't get it no matter how much they think they do. you've obviously misread a lot of what goes on here, in my opinion. and again, its just my opinion.
steph - 32 - female - UC since 2000
currently flaring again..  grrr! (triggered by stress - grrr)
mesalazine granules 3g x1 a day (much nicer than a million tablets a day)
enteric coated fish oil -omega 3 (so they get all the way to my colon)
vitamin D3 x1 a day
prednisolone 25mg x1 a day (ick ick and did i say ick?)
tumeric capsules x3 a day
 
 
 

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