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Should I head to a clinic? Emerge? or wait it out...

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Hey all!

Been awhile since I have been on the forums... I'm kinda at a loss at the moment, as I am unsure if I should just wait this out, or go get checked out. I did leave a voicemail for my GI yesterday... but haven't heard back.

Some background -- fistulating crohns, under control with remicade. No surgeries... Have some areas of heavy scarring

Tuesday night -- after dinner started to feel a little off... increasing abdominal pain and bloating.. really hard time sleeping. Unable to pass gas.. .etc
Wednesday -- Continued to feel a lot of abdominal pressure/bloating, and intermittent abdominal pain.. towards the end of the day seemed to be able to pass some gas, and had a small bowel movement
Today - Woke up with a lot less pressure, but it has increased again. No bowel movements, and not much movement of gas except burping... not extreme abdominal pain, but a lot of discomfort...

Obviously Im worried about a blockage... I've never had one which is why I am not too sure what I should do. I am guessing since I am seeing some limited gas movement, perhaps partial?

Problem is I have a work trip scheduled this afternoon to fly out of town (returning tomorrow).. and im not sure if I should just skip it and go to a walk in clinic... or keep waiting it out to see if it improves?

*sigh*
 

my little penguin

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Staff member
Typically if things are bad enough to post a question on the forums about whether or not to go to the emergency
Then you have enough concern to go to the emergency room
Please go to the ER
 
Hi thisisme,

I've been reading through the forums looking for advice. I'm having the same symptoms as you, and wondered what happened?

No vomiting but some extreme waves of pain on Thursday last week and Tuesday this week. When it happens I can't go to the toilet.

My father in law to be (who is living with us during the pandemic) is a retired GP and says the idea of a blockage is ridiculous. I respect his opinion but he isn't an IBD specialist, so I'm unsure.

Thank you in advance!
 
Thank you, already spoke to my IBD nurse, she said if the pain gets really bad go to hospital but try to avoid if I can. She thought it sounded like some kind of obstruction. It's hard to know how bad is go to hospital bad 🤔
 
Hey all!

Been awhile since I have been on the forums... I'm kinda at a loss at the moment, as I am unsure if I should just wait this out, or go get checked out. I did leave a voicemail for my GI yesterday... but haven't heard back.

Some background -- fistulating crohns, under control with remicade. No surgeries... Have some areas of heavy scarring

Tuesday night -- after dinner started to feel a little off... increasing abdominal pain and bloating.. really hard time sleeping. Unable to pass gas.. .etc
Wednesday -- Continued to feel a lot of abdominal pressure/bloating, and intermittent abdominal pain.. towards the end of the day seemed to be able to pass some gas, and had a small bowel movement
Today - Woke up with a lot less pressure, but it has increased again. No bowel movements, and not much movement of gas except burping... not extreme abdominal pain, but a lot of discomfort...

Obviously Im worried about a blockage... I've never had one which is why I am not too sure what I should do. I am guessing since I am seeing some limited gas movement, perhaps partial?

Problem is I have a work trip scheduled this afternoon to fly out of town (returning tomorrow).. and im not sure if I should just skip it and go to a walk in clinic... or keep waiting it out to see if it improves?

I always had this issue after my first operation in[87] for crohns what ended up happening is my intestines [mainly the Large] stop work normally times didnt move at all which is what you seem like your experienceing I got on "LINZEST" 1 small capsal and WOW first day it was like a merical for me I suffered for 22 years just like you have the pain but worst the misery you feel totally ruins your day....... Dont think a blockage you would probably be throwing up and if you are still eating you may have hemeraged by now...............
 
When I had a partial obstruction it was painfully obvious I needed to goto the ER. Waves of 10/10 pain. I'm not sure if this is the same for everyone.
 
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