You can try Zantac and see if it helps your stomach.
Your stomach could be spasming....and yes...low in the rectum inflammation can cause stomach discomfort.
Where exactly is the stomach pain....in the centre between the ribs, under one side of the ribs, across the entire top area of the abdomen..etc?
Are you still using the Rowasa?
He should, however, offer you an antispasmodic such as dicyclomine. It helps immensely.
Do you notice the pain during certain times of the day worse than others?
Would a hiatal hernia cause you that pain?
*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 !!!