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Hey guys, I'm 21 and have been struggling with stomach pains for years! But always got shrugged off as IBS, even though my brother has been diagnosed with Crohn's disease! Also thought I was intolerant to a lot of food because the pain and discomfort I was in after eating most of them! The other day I couldn't keep anything down and couldn't move off the floor due to abdominal pain, made mum take me to hospital because I knew something wasn't right! They did a CT scan and diagnosed me with Crohn's and had a bowel obstruction and was put on steroids, they started working so they started making me eat solid food ( had Diarrhoea ) the last day I was in hospital.. Have been out for 2 days now eating non fibres food as have been told not to.. But I haven't had a solid bowel movement yet or barely anything and am starting to get worried, am not in any discomfort of pain though! Maybe just being impatient? Any stories or advice would be great, thanks x

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    Contact your doctor immediately you must not get constipated.  Drink lots fof water, I boil mine and drink it when it is cool enough.  

    Your doctor can give you a gentle lacative such as laculose.   He might just contact you by phone and leave a proscription at the chemist for you.  I must repeat you must not get constipated.

    chris

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    In my experience it may takes months to get back to some sort of normality and your bowel to cope with foods,it will be hit and miss,but speak to your doctor as they will advise whether you need to have something to help you go. And in my case I never have solid bowel movements its just something you get used to. Glad the meds have made you feel better though x
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      Yeah I might wait a couple of days, maybe I'm being impatient.. I guess I'm just scared it's starting to build back up again and I'm going to leave it to long and be in pain and end up in hospital again sad the steroids I'm on are making me so hungry and I'm always eating, which is scary because I don't know where it's going haha

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    Just be patient as sometimes you can make yourself worse without realising it. Make sure you stay hydrated and keep eating and keep an eye on it. I don't know about your hospital but my local hospital has 2 nurses purely for crohns and colitis and I have their number in case of any questions. It is really worth finding out if you have this as your talking to specialist straight away insread of GP.

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