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Date Joined Feb 2005
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   Posted 7/9/2008 4:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone. Once again, i was admitted to the hospital. We went on vacation to the florida keys for a wk, and of course, i let down my defenses, (had a few bloody marys, and beers, and didnt eat to good) and the day we were due to come home i started to flare. Three days later i woke up in severe pain and running for the bathroom 12x in the first two hrs i was awake. GI said to go to the ER.
CT showed :
3cm ovarian cyst (which i have history of)
2mm rt. sided non obstructing renal calculus (kidney stone)
and the the report reads:
mild prominence of the wall of segments of large bowel in patient w/ clinical history of UC which accounts for the ladder.  I assume this just means that my bowels are swollen???
anyways, i was in for 3 days to control pain, was given dilauded, and flagyl, leviquin, and 40mg solumedral 4x a day.
i came home and two days later, my cyst burst (talk about painful), but i am now not in ANY pain, so i know the pain was related to the cyst rather than the stone or the uc.
just wondering if anyone has a ct scan that showed something similar?
2003, dx moderate UC
2000, dx selective IGA deficiency w/ anti IGA antibodies
2000, dx Antipholipid Antibody Syndrome
1999-current, chronic hemmoragic ovarian cysts, w/ partial ovary removal
1977, complete reconstruction of foot after lawnmower accident (chronic pain)
6mp 75mg, prednisone 40mg (just starting meds again)
percocet 5mg 3x day
potassium 3x day

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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 1366
   Posted 7/9/2008 5:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I've never had cysts or stones, but I did have a scan once that showed uterine fibroids, but when they did a myomectomy to remove them they couldn't find any on the inside, which I guess means they're on the outside of my uterus. I guess these can cause some abdominal cramping. It's hard to tell sometimes when it's your UC acting up or something else. I'm always afraid I'll have appencitis or pancreatitis or something serious and write it off as "just the UC" and not do anything until it's too late. Same as I'm afraid I'll have a heart attack one day and think it's just GERD.

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!


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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 499
   Posted 7/9/2008 9:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I am glad you are feeling better. My daughter was told she had that ovarian cyst, she gets the pain when she is around ovulating time and it can be pretty bad until it lets go. I am not sure if it's the same thing you have though. Hang in there. Bellski
Lori (Bellski)-age 43 from Illinois
Diagnosed February 2008 with Ulcerative Proctitis,
Currently: mild symptoms / flare ?
Medications:  Asacol 400mg X 6, Canasa X 2 
Vitamins:  Calcium 600 + D X 2, Centrum, Citrucel caplets, Probiotics
High fiber diet
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