Gallbladder and Chron's

by James
(Morgantown, WV)

I was recently diagnosed with Crohn's disease, about 7 months ago. From what I've read on the internet I guess I have a mild case. Only about 4 inches of my intestines are swollen. After several medications I realized my abdominal pain was coming from two places, more tests determined my gallbladder had to come out. It's now been a month since my surgery and I went through another course of prednisone and I'm back on Asacol. My problem is, this is my 5th day without the prednisone and I'm having severe cramps again. I'm in the midst of an insurance problem right now and cant afford to go to the doctor for another week or two. In the meantime I was wondering if someone could help explain to me what is causing this again. Did I go back into relapse that soon after the prednisone and my intestines are inflammed again? Is it from the gallbladder surgery? Anyone else having this problem? Any suggestions out there?

Thank you for your time, any feedback is appreciated.

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by: Anonymous

hi there,
i had my gallbladder out last yr.i still get a pain when i bend over doing certain things. i take fish oil for inflamation it seems to be working im on pentasa as well(full on antiflam).When ever i have wounds especially from surgery i use arnika(natural healer which is excellent)also if you smoke you dont heal as fast as non smokers.all the best


Gallbladder and Crohn's
by: JoAnne

I had my gallbladder remover three months ago and I am still having problems. Been rush back to the ER because the pains so bad. None of the doctors have given me any real answer but it takes time to heal.

by: dan henry

I just went through the same thing ,after 2 bowel resections in 4 weeks ,my gallbladder was full of stones,so it had to come out also.

the gallstones caused inflamation of the pancreas (pancreatitis)

mine is stil sore 3 weeks after the gallbladder removal,but i would stick to a full liquid diet till until you ask your dr,

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