sigmoid perforated intestinal wall

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Date Joined Sep 2008
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   Posted 11/21/2008 5:56 PM (GMT -6)   
My dad has ulcerative colitis. He was on azulafidine for years but when the colitis started to spread further he was put on prednisone for awhile to get it under control. Since then he has been on 6mp which put him into remission and his colonoscopy looked improved. He recently started taking calcium channel blockers and an ace imhibitor for high blood pressure and afibs. Since then he has severe stomach pain which starts up in the middle of the night and goes across his lower stomach. So doc wanted a look see with a sigmoidscope since he just recently had a colonoscopy. HIs gastro has been very good and has had him for years. My mom was called in and doctor looked alarmed and said that his intestinal lining is very thin from the uc and he started to bleed. Doc said it does happen and gave strict instructions for him only to have a liquid diet for a few days and take it easy. And if any SEVERE pain, doc said he would know the difference between his regular pain to go straight to emergency. He said after about 4 days to start eating solids but fiber free and eat light so there is no straining. He said the section will scab over. So after all of this he still doesn't know why he's been getting the bad pain. Doc just wants to concentrate on him healing now. Could the new heart and blood pressure meds be causing his stomach pain. Or maybe just constipation?? Thank you

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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 11/21/2008 6:04 PM (GMT -6)   
How awful for him, that is risk but I think it rarely happens. I hope he heals OK.
My intestine is thick, from scar tissue! (at least it looks that way...)
Sorry, can't guess what the stomach pain is from.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed gluten, other intolerances; started diet without gluten, soy, dairy, tomato etc. Replete probiotic first, then Forte pills. 
Achieved remission for the first time in many, many years!? Seemed so, but colonoscopy Oct. 6 proved not so, heavy inflammation in ascending colon & will be using Rowasa again. But I AM better.

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