have i got chrons?

by donna

Aweek ago i thought i had ulcer symptoms as i have had numerous stomach ulcers in the past so i got my meds cimetedine and usually after 3 tabs the ulcer wears off but this time i was still getting up in the night in extreme pain in my lower right abdomen 4 5 and 6 nights later- i could not eat a thing without pain not even a drink, but after 7 days and loads of codiene im not getting any pain and i wondered if it could be chrons and it was a flare up or not?

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Have I got Crohn's? NEW
by: Annette Young

Hello there,

Thank you for your question. It is a difficult one to answer precisely because Crohn's disease and in fact any digestive/bowel disease can affect
people very differently.

There can be a number of problems that begin to manifest and the only way to determine for sure is to go to the doctors and to begin tests. If you are at the start of developing Crohn's then you may well find that that the tests come back negative but this does not necessary mean that you are not developing the disease. It can take some time to get an accurate diagnosis.

The important thing is once you have made your appointment, try to take down as much information about how you are feeling and also cross reference this with the foods that you are eating. You may well find that you are developing a pattern of symptoms relative to certain food types and this can be really useful for your doctor. So the more information that you can provide i.e. how you are feeling- tired, fatigue, lack of sleep, in pain etc the better informed your doctor will be.

It can be very hard to remember everything when you are in front of your doctor and because time is limited, having written notes to refer to can be a big help. The disease affects everybody differently and there are many different medication is available, but of course the diagnosis has to be made first.

This is your starting point. I would suggest that you learn as much as possible about Crohn's disease in the meanwhile
I attach a link that might be of use for you:

I hope this helps,

Best of luck,


by: Anonymous

Hi, Donna the pain you felt in your right abdomen sounds familiar only my crohn's is in the left did you have the urge to go to the toilet and found that this stopped the pain, the pain is not instant when you eat with crohns it takes a while after eating food other symptoms are mouth ulcers aching legs finding it hard to walk loss of appetite weight loss night sweating and red spots on the legs this may sound daft but I could always smell cabbage when having a flair up if you are worried i would go to your doctor and ask him to check the rate your body is fighting infection he will do this by taking a blood test and checking the levels in your blood, hope that helps
I first started with symptoms like yours but had to go to the toilet about half an hour after i ate also it lasted about 2 weeks and it wasn't till a year it returned to full blown crohn's

Chron's, IBS? What is it?
by: Anonymous

Chron's is a very specific disease, look it up on the internet and read all about it. It would take much more that this experience to make a diagnosis of chron's. You could also be suffering from IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, which also sounds like your symptoms. Pain meds tend to constipate and make things feel worse and you could have been very constipated and the pain could be the bowels spasming as mine do with the IBS, with pain that sounds like yours. Get a clear diagnosis. Chron's has so many other symptoms and it really complicated. Don't go there if you don't have to. If it is Chron's, then learning as much about it now is the best thing you could do for yourself. Learn the do's and don'ts about it so you don't further any sypmtoms with improper diet and the use of too many pain meds. Good luck with that, hoping it was just a fluke and nothing serious.

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