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I'm so confused


Fri, September 20, 2019 9:29 PM

Hi there. I have been having pain in my lower right abdomen, next to my belly button. I ONLY feel the localized abdominal pain when I swallow food. It fades away shortly after the food hits my stomach. Super weird, right?! Its been consistent for 4 months now. Every time I eat. Not to mention diarrhea and constipation. I had a colonoscopy/endo in July which showed inflammation in stomach and doudenum. The doctor gave me famotidine and said I would be fine. Guess what? It didnt get better after months on the meds. I got a second opinion and immediately had a CT done. It showed small bowel enteritis consistent with Crohns disease. I was SHOCKED and scared. So we gor bloodwork done. CRP 3.3mg/l and 18 for my ESR, which is apparently good? No TB. Only bad thing was my vitamin d was extremely low. Heres the question: can you have stricturing in your small bowel and not have crohns? Why is my crp and esr in normal range when i have this pain? I dont have my second colonoscopy with biopsy until October. I'm dying to know whats going on!

FPO Schultz08
Joined Sep 20, 2019

Mon, September 30, 2019 9:52 PM

Reply posted for Jaime143.

Luckily it is in my terminal ileum. Doctor says its right next to my colon. Hopefully they'll see something that can help clear up this consistent pain.

FPO Schultz08
Joined Sep 20, 2019

Sun, September 29, 2019 3:19 PM

Reply posted for Schultz08.

I'm sorry to hear about your pain and frustration I totally understand. If you have Crohn's in your small bowel a colonoscopy will not see that so if I were you I would ask for a capsule endoscopy and they get more answers from that. Best of luck

FPO Jaime143
Joined Sep 29, 2019

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