Hello! I have had Crohn's for the past 25ish years. For the most part, I had a mild case until about 2016 when I was hospitalized for what was a suspected fistula (poor visualization?) and put on Remicade in addition to the Lialda I was already on. After giving birth last summer, I noticed some abdominal tenderness and aches creeping in. The doctor wanted to "wait and see" because the colonoscopy didn't show much concern to her. She did mention a polyp near my appendix that came back as pre-cancerous and just wanted to schedule a follow-up colonoscopy to remove that but not change meds. Well, the pain was getting frustrating so, I got a second opinion. They ordered a CT scan which showed an appendicolith and mild appendix inflammation that connected to mild ileitis on the scan. I had my appendix removed, and the surgeon was very surprised that the appendix showed chronic appendicitis, which he said was rare. He also did not think it was related to Crohn's. (I am not sure about that.) After the recovery, 75% of the pain went away and just a dull ache remained. (I should mention I have never had any cramping or diarrhea ever with my Crohn's, and this time was the same.) I just went in this week and had the suspicious polyp removed. I was hoping this would remove the last bit of the ache since it was right where the appendix was, but it seems to still be there. I am worried that at my follow-up, the doctor will continue this wait-and-see approach since I am not cramping or having diarrhea. I feel like this nagging ache is robbing me of enjoying time with my toddler son. Has anyone else developed chronic appendicitis from their Crohn's disease? I know I will have to be more adamant with my doctor, but maybe just a small tweak of my current medication would fix this. Or do you think this sounds like something else? Thank you for all your insights!