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If its not my crohns what is it?

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  • Posted By: 78camaro
  • December 7, 2009
  • 01:22 AM

My fiance has a history of crohns disease (15yrs), but lately she has been having a constant sharp stabing pain in her upper abdomen. She also has nausea and vomiting whether she eats or not. Most of the time the pain and nausea get worse after she eats or drinks. She has had this pain for 7 months now. She has done every test possible for her crohns and it is showing negative for everything. All her docs are saying it is NOT her crohns acting up, but they cannot figure out what is causing the pain or where is it coming from. She has already had 2 stomach surgeries for her crohns. A total of 37cm removed from her intestines. She has no adhesions at all. She is taking pain medication but it is not helping. Can you help please???

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  • I also have had Crohn's for the past 8 years and did come to some thing if what your fiance is experiencing. I had an Upper GI Endoscopy done and found that I have an very bad duodenal ulcer which was eating it's way into my walls. It was confirmed through a biopsy as well which was done during the procedure. I am on Nexium 40 and I am doing fine. I can probably say that i suffered all the symptoms that you mentioned ...I got stabbing pain and some times felt as if I was having a heart attack and some times when I ate I would throw up every thing I ate. Better go ask the doctor if it could be an ulcer....oh I wanted to mention that the doc did the biopsy just to confirm that the Crohn's did not appear in the Duodenum because it can start there too..mine is in the ileum. Good luck
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 26, 2009
    • 03:27 AM
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  • Ok i did answer this a few min ago but my answer was not posted so I have to type it again but I would like help.I too have Crohn's disease for the past 8 or 9 years and have it in the ileum. Last year I started getting nearly all the symptoms you are describing , the pain and nausea and some times I would get the feeling that either I was having a heart attack or some one stabbing me just at the beginning of my stomach. I had the doctor who was treating me do an Upper GI Endoscopy....and it turned out that I have a duodenal ulcer eating away in my duodenum. He also had a biopsy done from some tissue he had taken out just to confirm that my Crohn's did not decide to appear there...because it could. Any way he put me on Nexium and made me watch alot of things I ate which could cause acid or gas (which is another cause of sever abdominal pain and can appear any where when there is a partial obstruction in the intestines due to the Crohn's . My Crohn's is at bay as we speak but both the ulcer I have and gas can some times make me curl up and cry from the pain. Let the doctor check both these things if they haven't already. Hope every thing is fine soon.Tk
    Sleepless123 1 Replies
    • December 26, 2009
    • 03:36 AM
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