Old Hat said...
Did the specialist diagnose you with Crohn's? RE multiple BMs after C-scope: your mucosa was super-inflamed, then you had to purge, then a scope passed over your irritated mucosa creating some friction, plus the endoscopist pumped some air through scope for a clearer lens view-- it's a gruelling process when flaring, especially. You will likely do better avoiding heavy spices, fats, carbonated drinks, caffeine, and raw produce at least 'til your inflammation calms down. BRAT is a good base = banana, rice, applesauce, toast and add lean baked or roasted poultry, fish, potato, egg, lowsalt cottage cheese, farina, regular Cheerios, moist oatmeal, go easy on sugars, and see how you do. You need adequate protein, calcium, iron, and vitamin D to boost healing, among other nutritional elements so think of junk foods as museum pieces for the time being. Add in steamed or baked veggies (w/o seeds) while you're still flaring. Try lactose-free lowfat or nonfat milk if dairy makes you feel gassy. You can try making a mild pizza at home using low-spice tomato sauce, mild cheese, on white or whole wheat pita. Be cautious for a few weeks post-scope and slowly expand your diet, but avoid excesses and you should do fine. You seem to be a rational thinker who makes reasonable choices. / Old Hat (40+ yrs with left-sided UC; in remission taking Colazal)
Thank you for the tips OldHat. He diagnosed me off what he saw during the scope. Didn’t say anything else other than I had a stricture. He took a biopsy which should be back next week. Right now i am remaining in Mesalamine and longer course of prednisone until I start biologics.
My problem right now is the pain. Some in my lower abdomen and my lower back is absolutely killing me. They discharged me with oral hydromorphone suppose you split a 4mg pill every six hours. Not helping at all! I’m afraid the pain is gonna send me right back to the ER.
How long after a scope until bowel movements come back? I’ve ate three times but only passing a little mucus. Should I be concerned?