ljk- my symptoms are 18-25 bowel movements a day (I've been on 20mg of predisone for 3 weeks now and it is down to about 6-8 though), I've got sharp pains that come in go all throughout my abdomen area, last Wednesday I had severe bleeding almost all day. I had a scope done on Friday, and my cuff, pouch, and illiim (area right above the pouch I think that is the name) are severely ulcerated. I didn't get to see the pics as another Dr. completed the scope for my normal GI, but she was very concerned about how deep they were, and said she could definitely see why I was bleeding. I also have gassiness, and bloating. My stomach has swelled pretty severely a couple of times. My normal GI, and Dr. Shen has both tested for Crohn's and both tests came back negative or inconclusive, but they both feel it is Crohn's and are treating as aggressively as they can for it.