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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

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


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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

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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 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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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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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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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 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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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

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I have had Crohn's for almost 20 years. I am now experiencing sand like watery diarrhea and abdominal pain. I am on no meds. No fever?

Gastroenterologist.: Crohn's is a chronic inflammatory condition of the bowel, as you know, that has episodes of remission, and episodes where it flares up. It is important to aggressively attack flare ups with the help of your gastroenterologist so the condition does not worsen, if not treated promptly it could worsen to the point of needing antibiotics and surgical management. ...Read more

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I had lowar lumbar pnuemonia for a month then ate a undercooked burger abdominal pain and apendicitis then Crohn's diagnosis was i misdiagnosed.

Not likely: Your case sounds complicated. Appendicitis can occur in any clinical situation and is treatable, curable and occasionally has serious complications. Crohn's is not curable, frequently has serious complications, and your health care team will be very happy if you don't have it. As doctors we search for the diagnosis that explains the clinical situation, we are not always correct. Be well. ...Read more

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I have Crohn's. Right now nausea, abdominal pain 7/10. Lost 6lbs in 3 days. Bloating and Percocet doesn't help. Should I go to the hospital?

I have Crohn's. Right now nausea, abdominal pain 7/10. Lost 6lbs in 3 days. Bloating and Percocet doesn't help. Should I go to the hospital?

Yes. Go to ED.: A Crohn's flare sometimes requires intensive treatment in hospital, and this could represent a flare. Get to the ED and get assessed right away. ...Read more

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I have crohn's. I have had a flare up recently with mucus and blood in stool. With abdominal pain. Now I have mucus in my urine as well. Good, bad?

I have crohn's. I have had a flare up recently with mucus and blood in stool. With abdominal pain. Now I have mucus in my urine as well. Good, bad?

Not normal : Do you have history of fistulas? Normally Crohn's does not effect your bladder, but in some patient they can form connection on inside from bowel to other organs- bowel, bladder. Make sure you not seeing stool in your urine, and see your doctor to get a urine test, as well as kidney function test ...Read more

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Diagnosed 8 yrs ago w crohn's. New GI doc thinks it may be wrong. I have lower r abdominal pain, pept ulcer, not normal stools and many. What else ??

Diagnosed 8 yrs ago w crohn's. New GI doc thinks it may be wrong. I have lower r abdominal pain, pept ulcer, not normal stools and many. What else ??

Need reevaluation : there are many things that can cause an inflammatory condition in the digestive tract. A good start would be to review the old photographs and/or pathology slides and reports from your previous evaluation, if available. You may need to repeat evaluation with colonoscopy and other imaging tests, if you are still symptomatic. Good luck. ...Read more

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Crohn's or Dumping Syndrome?Symptoms: Severe abdominal pain, flushed warm face, constant stool, common after eating, no relief, only getting worse

Crohn's or Dumping Syndrome?Symptoms: Severe abdominal pain, flushed warm face, constant stool, common after eating, no relief, only getting worse

Not enough info: If your symptoms have been going on for a very short time, it probably isn't something chronic like Crohn's. Dumping syndrome is not common and is seen following certain surgeries of the stomach/small bowel. Feel free to contact me about your symptoms in further detail. ...Read more

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Is cramping abdominal pain and distention an intestinal blockage in person with incisional and umbilical hernias? Have crohn's, previous volulous.

Could be.: All four of the disease processes you gave could cause those symptoms. If you have those symptoms with your history, you need to be seen by a physician. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy 3 yrs ago- dx with Crohn's- ER visit vomiting blood & severe abdominal pain. Should I call my doctor to have another colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy 3 yrs ago- dx with Crohn's- ER visit vomiting blood & severe abdominal pain. Should I call my doctor to have another colonoscopy?

YES YOU DO: yes you need to get in touch with your GI doctor to find out why,is it relapsing crohn,do you need nay adjustment to the current treatment,do you need more aggressive treatment,or is it something completely different,like ulcer that decided to form and bleed,that could be caused by stress,or could be caused by the medication you are taking,if you are taking any. bottom line see your GI ...Read more

Dr. Abby Caplin
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Crohn's Disease (Definition)

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Dr. Corey Clay
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Belly Pain (Definition)

Pain between the ...Read more