Sorry guys, but I am back with another question and issue.
Does anyone experience gnawing constant upper left sided abdominal pain? It is about an inch or so above the belly button and is very similar to the pain I used to complain about with UC when I had my colon and always thought is was a coming from the colon. The belly is tender to the touch and aches constantly.
I notice when I miss a dose or more of antibiotics, it becomes worse and then the butt burn starts up again. The doctors keep telling me I do not have crohns and not to worry, but I am wondering if this is upper inflammation rearing it's head and may explain why I can never get off antibiotics without issues as well as the chronic cuffitis. I am on canasa , pentasa and cipro 250 X 2 daily. Could all these meds be causing gastritis?
I am really wondering if I am dealing with perianal crohn's or plain out crohn's that is now showing up almost two years after surgery. Also, I have been bleeding on and off and this is not bright red blood like with cuffitis but more maroon in color (or very dark) and mixed in the stool. Does anyone know if you are bleeding above the pouch would the blood show up in the stool or would the stool be just black by the time it exits the pouch?
All my tests and scopes in the past point totally to UC, but we all know how that goes after jpouch surgery.