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king1234
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   Posted 7/31/2008 11:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been emailing my gi back and forth and he said he now doubts I have colitis (think he is just trying to calm me down) Of course I PANICK that I have colon cancer. I am having my scope soon. However, those of you with colitis-do you always have to have diarehha and do you always have to have blood?
 
Finally, my left sided pain almost feels like a dull constant side stitch--like when you excercise right after drinking water. At times this pain has gotten SEVERE. Does your left side pain sound like this? Is it unusual to have had the pain dull for almost 2 months?
 
 
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33 yr old female
 
GERD dx March 2007
Migraines with Aura
Currently no diagnosis for:  migratory joint/bone pain, feet buzzing, fatigue and dizzy spells, bumps and indents on nails.
Also constant left sided pain ( 2 inches left of belly button) GI thinks possible Colitis, getting colonoscopy on 8-8
 


Pooie1981
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   Posted 8/1/2008 5:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi! I don't have the diarrhea all the time, not even during my most recent flare. If anything, I apparently become constipated! I still go to the bathroom each day but I tend to get a build up of poo in my intestine for some reason. This had been causing me to have a dull pain in my right side most often and sometimes it moves to the left. I've had this pain since MARCH! It almost feels like menstrual cramps but I can tell the difference. Sometimes the pain goes away for a few days and then comes back.. but most often than not.. it's usually there. I am taking Buscopan now for the pain.. it helps a little but in the evenings and rigt after I eat I get the pain back. Also, I only ever see blood on the tissue after I wipe.. and not all the time either.

Hope this helps. Good luck with your scope!
Jenn 26/female
Ulcerative PANCOLITIS diagnosed 2004
Asacol 3 pills once/day
Daily Vitamin for Women and Folic Acid
Flare March-June 2008.. pretty much in remission again July


Megan 14
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   Posted 8/1/2008 10:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Befor i found out i had Uc and wasnt on any pills i always had blood and pain... and my pain is like what your discribing!! but i have uc the whole way round my bolwl so i have the pain on both sides!!

I am also having scop next week!! But not to nervous because i have had it befor!1 have you??

P-Fit
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   Posted 8/1/2008 10:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I have a mixture of mucus, blood and D or really loose stools. I also have the left sided pain. I dont have it when I wake up, but usually after my first BM it comes and gets worse after I eat throughout the day. Have you had a colonoscopy done? Why does he now think you dont have UC?

Dee-38yrs old 
Diagnosed with UC in 2004-PTSD/Panic Disorder/Depression in 2007 & Fibromyalgia 2008
750mg colozal 3 pills 3x a day, .5mg clonazepam, 7.5mg Lexapro
1,000mg canasa suppositories (PM),
 Fioricet-Migraines
Prilosec-Not sure(Heartburn/GERD), Fish Oils
GNC Womens Active Formula Multi-vitamin
Colonoscopies-3 and one on the way 8/12/08


king1234
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   Posted 8/1/2008 12:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Its odd because SOMETIMES I will see a dot of blood on the tp-but thats it. My bowels range from hard small stools, to sometimes D right after I eat, or sometimes just have to go alot. Often I think I need to go and its just gas, always attributed that to GERD though. Also I get nausua about once every two months, usually in the middle of the night-again attribute this to GERD.

So you pain kinda feels like a "side stitch". I woke up this am and had it and when I walked aroung it got a TAD sharper for about 30 seconds then went back to being dull. Also, I now feel it right after I eat and in the am, have to "go" right after I eat now.

He didnt say why he "doubts" its colitis, maybe he thinks I am scared of it since I am an anxious person. Actually, I not nervous to have it at all. I am nervous about cancer! I just am paranoid because I have had this DAILY for two months straight! But then again, I had this very sharp pain there 5 yrs ago-same spot, and had this dull pain last yr for a wk, same spot then kinda on and off from being somewhat sharp over the year (usually before or after a bm)

I have had an endocsopy before when I was having bad chest pains> No erosion, but my dr said I had NERD-non erosive gerd. I did my endo totally wake and will prob do the same with my scope. My gerd is VERY bad-cant be off aciphex more than a month before the shooting heart like pains come back. This will be my first colonscopy

How long can flares last? I have had the pain on my left side non stop for 2 months-does that mean I am flaring (that is IF I even have this). I did have very very loose stools and they were CONSTANT about 2 wks ago for about 10 days....

My joint pain is getting a little btr-at least the past 3 days it has been
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33 yr old female
 
GERD dx March 2007
Migraines with Aura
Currently no diagnosis for:  migratory joint/bone pain, feet buzzing, fatigue and dizzy spells, bumps and indents on nails.
Also constant left sided pain ( 2 inches left of belly button) GI thinks possible Colitis, getting colonoscopy on 8-8
 


Megan 14
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 16
   Posted 8/1/2008 1:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I have just read tht you are getting a colonoscopy on the 8th of august is tht right??? If so tht is weid because i am also getting one done on tht date too!!

king1234
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 491
   Posted 8/1/2008 1:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I am supposed to but my father is VERY ill so I may need to push it back.

I am a bit nervous as I am going to do it wout sedation!


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33 yr old female
 
GERD dx March 2007
Migraines with Aura
Currently no diagnosis for:  migratory joint/bone pain, feet buzzing, fatigue and dizzy spells, bumps and indents on nails.
Also constant left sided pain ( 2 inches left of belly button) GI thinks possible Colitis, getting colonoscopy on 8-8
 


P-Fit
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 419
   Posted 8/1/2008 7:41 PM (GMT -6)   
king1234 said...
I am supposed to but my father is VERY ill so I may need to push it back.

I am a bit nervous as I am going to do it wout sedation!

I think you'll get the answers you need when you have your colonoscopy on the 8th. Are they giving you versed for the proceedure? That stuff is great. You won't remember a thing. Dont be nervous, the prep is the worst of it.
Dee-38yrs old 
Diagnosed with UC in 2004-PTSD/Panic Disorder/Depression in 2007 & Fibromyalgia 2008
750mg colozal 3 pills 3x a day, .5mg clonazepam, 7.5mg Lexapro
1,000mg canasa suppositories (PM),
 Fioricet-Migraines
Prilosec-Not sure(Heartburn/GERD), Fish Oils
GNC Womens Active Formula Multi-vitamin
Colonoscopies-3 and one on the way 8/12/08


~ChristieAnn67~
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 151
   Posted 8/2/2008 3:25 AM (GMT -6)   
The only true way to know for sure you have a flare is by colonoscopy with biopsies!!     Flares can be different each time you have one....sometimes with Diarrhea,  sometimes with constipation,  sometimes blood and mucous,  sometimes not...sometimes severe abdominal pain,  sometimes not so much...sometimes with gas and bloating, sometimes not so much...sometimes with rectal pain and burning and pressure, and sometimes not....as my GI says,  "each flare is its own symtoms".      
                                          ~Christie
41 yo RN, happily married, with 2 beautiful daughters, Tianna(14 yo) and Alyssa(10 yo).   Diagnosed L sided Ulcerative Colitis in Jan '04 and Diabetes type 2 in June '05. (Complete remission from Nov. 07 to July 08 d/t Remicade) hoping for remission again after this current flare.
                                         Medications
Remicade infusions ~ 11/6/07, 12/6/07, 12/20/07, 2/14/08, 4/10/08, 6/08, 6-MP 100mg daily, Pentasa 500mg twice a day, Lantus insulin 15 units daily, Amaryl 2mg daily, multi-vitamin daily, Calcium daily, B complex vit daily,  and pro-biotics daily.
http://www.wearecrohns.org/christie67

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