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I have DJD & Crohn's Disease. Abdominal pain above belly button. No appetite, vomited once, black loose stool 6 times, can't stand up straight.

I have  DJD & Crohn's Disease. Abdominal pain above belly button. No appetite, vomited once, black loose stool 6 times, can't stand up straight.

Go to ER!: Black stools is a sign of bleeding from your GI tract and I'm worried you've lost enough blood that you're feeling dizzy. It can get worse if you don't get checked out asap! ...Read more

Belly Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly. Almost everyone experiences pain in the abdomen at one time or another. Most of the time, it is not caused by a serious medical problem. There are many organs in the abdomen. Pain in the abdomen can originate from any one of them, including: Organs related to digestion -- the end of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas The aorta -- a large blood vessel that runs straight down the inside of the abdomen The appendix -- an organ in the lower right abdomen that no longer serves much function The kidneys -- two bean-shaped organs that lie deep within the abdominal cavity The spleen -- an organ involved in blood maintenance and infection control However, the pain may start from somewhere else -- like your chest or pelvic area. You may also have a generalized infection, such as the flu or strep throat, that affects many parts of your body. The intensity of the pain does not always reflect the seriousness of the condition causing the pain. Severe abdominal pain can be from mild conditions, such as gas or the cramping of viral gastroenteritis. On the other hand, relatively mild pain or no pain may be present with life-threatening conditions, such as cancer of the ...Read more


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What can sandy textured diarrhea with abdominal pain mean? I have previously been diagnosed with Crohn's disease and had it for the past few days.

What can sandy textured diarrhea with abdominal pain mean? I have previously been diagnosed with Crohn's disease and had it for the past few days.

Call your GI doc: Crohn's is a chronic disease that can wax and wane over the course of one's life. Diarrhea is a symptom of crohn's disease. Crohn's activity should be treated with appropriate anti-inflammatory medications. Call your doctor. ...Read more

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I have Crohn's disease, and I have some news symptoms - black stool, upper abdominal pain. What causes black stool?

I have Crohn's disease, and I have some news symptoms - black stool, upper abdominal pain.  What causes black stool?

Black stool?: Get to a medical professional to determine that you are not having a high intestinal bleed. ...Read more

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36 yo female with history of Crohn's disease. Recent routine CBC showed low hemoglobin. Not seeing any blood in stool, but have an increase in loose stool and abdominal pain. Should i be worried?

36 yo female with history of Crohn's disease. Recent routine CBC showed low hemoglobin. Not seeing any blood in stool, but have an increase in loose stool and abdominal pain. Should i be worried?

Anemia : With crohn's disease the autoimmune process may create destruction of rbcs in the bloodstream. More importantly you may have occult blood in the stool (not visible grossly), and may develop progressive anemia. See your GI doctor. There are other causes for this but too complex to discuss here. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a barium enema this morning and this evening I have abdominal pain. Should i be concerned? I have Crohn's disease and most of my large bowel have been removed it is active in my rectum and remaining colon. Small bowel exrays showed some narrowing. I

I had a barium enema this morning and this evening I have abdominal pain. Should i be concerned? I have Crohn's disease and most of my large bowel have been removed it is active in my rectum and remaining colon. Small bowel exrays showed some narrowing. I

There : There are possible complications that can occur with a barium enema. Possibilities include: gastrointestinal bleeding, crampy abdominal pain, perforation of your colon, or barium hardening and partially or completely obstructing your bowel. I am answering this four days after you wrote in. If you still have pain at this time, with your complex medical history, recommend that you contact your physician and advise. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing abdominal pain, diarrhea after meals, fatigue and occasionally bloody stool. Could it be Crohn's disease?

Possibly: The only way to tell is to have an appropriate test (usually endoscopy) done. You should see your primary doctor or gastroenterologist to evaluate further. Some other possibilities could include medication-related, gastritis, infection, cancer, ulcerative colitis, etc. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Symptoms 5 yrs, abdominal pain, bloating, diarreah, constipation, fatigue, CT scan showed ileitis/enteritis. Bowel distented, is it Crohn's disease?

Symptoms 5 yrs, abdominal pain, bloating,  diarreah, constipation, fatigue, CT scan showed ileitis/enteritis. Bowel distented, is it Crohn's disease?

Could be.: Could be. Get with your gastroenterologist and have him do colonoscopy, ilescopy , pill cam and enteroscopy if needed along with biopsies to make definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have Crohn's and had extreme stomach spasms followed by a loose, maroon colored stool with a strong odor and abdominal pain. Should i worry?

I have Crohn's and had extreme stomach spasms followed by a loose, maroon colored stool with a strong odor and abdominal pain.  Should i worry?

Yes!: Any time someone with crohns exhibits a significant change in the stools, especially if maroon or bloody, acute treatment may need to be started. The presence of blood is particularly dangerous, and should be monitored. ...Read more

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Burning lower abdominal pain that doesn't dissipate after I go, along with sharp lower left abdominal pain that comes and goes, possibly crohn's?

Burning lower abdominal pain that doesn't dissipate after I go, along with sharp lower left abdominal pain that comes and goes, possibly crohn's?

Possibly: You should definitely consult your primary care physician. Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are definitely on the list, however there are are conditions that could do this as well. Based on lab tests, stool tests, a physical exam, and possibly some imaging, your doctors will decide whether you need a colonoscopy, which is a more definitive test for chronic inflammation in the bowel. ...Read more

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I have DJD and Crohn's. Abdominal pain above belly button, hurts to move. Can't stand up straight.

I have DJD and Crohn's. Abdominal pain above belly button, hurts to move. Can't stand up straight.

Need an exam: This Q & A box is not intended for diagnosis. With your type of problem you need to see a physician who can question you about your symptoms and examen you and order appropriate tests if necessary for diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Abby Caplin
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Crohn's Disease (Definition)

Inflammatory bowel disease, also known as IBD, is chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. There are two main types of IBD: ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Ulcerative colitis causes continuous inflammation and ulcers in the innermost lining of the colon and the rectum. Crohn's, on the other hand, is non-continuous inflammation that affects all layers of the digestive system in the large and small intestines. Both ulcerative colitis and Crohn's cause diarrhea, pain, ...Read more


Dr. Barry Rosen
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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the ...Read more