Chronic pain after eating

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Hi hoping for some replys my son is 22 for about 18 months every time he was going out of a weekend and drank alcohol not straight away but 2 nights later he was rolling around with stomach pain he seen a gasto who said he thought it was acute stomach and it would flare up and go back down ? But recently he was so bad with stomach pains he was taken in to hospital they took blood work and gave him a cat scan and said inflammation of the bowel was seen and gave him a diagnoses of crohnes ? And said they would give him at future date for colonoscopy and gave him 8 week supply of steroids in the mean time I have taken him to another gasto for a 2 Nd option he said that if the tablets was not working he would look at the possibly that's it's not crohnes. He's had no diarrhoea only Cronic stomach pain about 1 after food ? He's been on tablets for 3 weeks but not much inprovment I have noticed that after he's eaten biscuits or bread he's in so much pain could it be a wheat allergy ?? Also he's stomach is slightly swelled any info would be greatly appreciated

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    Has IBS been mentioned and gluten allergy?  Ask for a celiac test if it has not been done.
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      Hi Philippa no he's hasent had a gluten allergy test but a few nights ago he had eaten some crackers and 2 hours later he was in a lot of pain also last night he had eaten a white bread roll he was in so much pain. Makes me wonder if it's wheat ? Gluten etc he's said its after most food after he's eaten ? The worrying thing is it only used to be after he had drinking alcohol but now it's after food ? And it don't seem to be settling down after 3 weeks of steroids you would think it would settle down ? If it was crohnes ?

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      Ask for a fecal calprootectin stool test and get the colonoscopy put forward. This will identify if Crohns or other forms of IBD are present.  Come off bread and other wheat products as well as alcohol. Keep a food diary and push for a celiac test.  Also ask about IBS.
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      I will ask them for that I am trying again this morning to push for the colonoscopy to be broght toward and for the next few days keep him of wheat could wheat cause inflomation of the bowel ? That's is what what showing on cat scan and could it cause so much stomach pain ? After you haven't eaten it

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      If you have gluten intolerance, it will cause irritation after eating products containing gluten such as wheat.  Many foods contain gluten, not just wheat. Try avoiding gluten entirely to see if the symptoms go away. If celiac is present, it would show up on scans.
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    Have they ruled out pancreatitis?
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      Reread your post. Could be an ulcer in the upper intestines. H
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      When he was in hospital I did ask if it could be pancreatitis they said nothing for pancreatitis showed up on bloods tests so I think they ruled it out but when reading up on symptoms he's fits more with symptoms of pancreatitis then chrones

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    Have him tested for Celiac! There is wheat in most beers too. It causes inflammation of the gut. He doesn't have to have diarrhea to have Celiac or Chron's. Not that I'm a doctor, but I would lean towards Celiac or gluten intolerance.

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      Would it cause inflammation of the bowel ? That's what was showing on the ct scan and would it cause him so much stomach pain after he's eaten it ?

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      From what I can dig up on the internet, it affects the small bowel. Yes, it would absolutely cause him pain after eating. Main symptom: Digestive problems (abdominal bloating, pain, gas, diarrhea, pale stools, and weight loss)
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