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Crohn’s Disease Symptom

I would like to know if when you have Crohn’s, do u have an inflammatory feeling in your abdomen ? I can’t get to see a specialist until February 2019. I am so miserable and have been reading about Crohn’s.

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  • poonicorn
    1 year ago

    Ugh, the waiting is so not fun! Personally, I feel bloated a lot and sometimes there is so much pressure even when I’m not gassy. Maybe that’s the same as what you’re talking about? I have been going back and forth to doctors appointments non- stop over the past two months and was just diagnosed recently. It’s exhausting, for sure. Staying away from gassy/inflammatory foods and using hot/cold packs is probably best for now until you are able to see the doc and hopefully get some answers. Not knowing can be very frustrating.

    Good luck!

  • trinimom
    1 year ago

    I’m not sure what you mean by “inflammatory feeling”. I don’t know what your symptoms are or if you’ve been told by a doctor it might be Crohn’s, but you shouldn’t jump the gun and start thinking the worse. Gut issues like diarrhea, cramping, bloating, pain etc. can be caused by any number of conditions. And although it’s difficult, because we’ve all been there, don’t self diagnose based on information from the internet.You’ll drive yourself crazy!

  • thedancingcrohnie moderator
    1 year ago

    Hi @joan16,

    So sorry you are feeling these awful symptoms. Just speaking from personal experience with IBD, yes you feel awful cramping, and pain in your abdomen. There are also extra-intestinal manifestations that can occur. Here is a link that explains what some of those can be.

    It’s great that you are seeing a specialist and I can understand how waiting so far out for the appointment can be frustrating. Until then, perhaps stay away from inflammatory foods to just help keep your inflammation down. Stick to nourishing foods that help heal the gut. Bone broth is incredibly healing, I also have celery juice every morning which has done wonders for me.

    Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions what so ever. We are here for you!

    Always dancing,
    Elizabeth (team member)

  • Pam.Kingsland moderator
    1 year ago

    Hi @joan16, thank you so much for reaching out. I’m sorry to hear how miserable you’re feeling 🙁 On-and-off abdominal pain and cramps are some of the most common symptoms of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Pain and cramping are particularly common symptoms if you have inflammation in the small intestine, which can occur with Crohn’s disease..However, inflammation anywhere in the digestive tract could cause abdominal pain. You can read more about abdominal symptoms here-

    I’m so glad to hear you have a doctors appointment lined up and I hope you’re able to find some answers! In the meantime, I thought I’d share some links that might be helpful in managing the pain and inflammation.

    Please let me know if I can help to answer any other questions. Also, please keep me updated, if you can! Thinking of you – Pam (team member)

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