Hi, I have had Chrohn's for about 15 months, I have been admitted to through the emergency department at the hospital three times due to severe flare- ups.
First time I got so sick I ended up in ICU after, ( I managed to get day release form hospital to walk my Daughter down the isle on her wedding day, how could a Dad miss that). I am feeling much improved after release from hospital about three weeks ago.
The only problem I am still having is severe left groin pain (like a hernia pain which I have had a couple). The Gastro Doctor when I asked about the pain just said it's all part of the Chrohn's but no explanation as cause/cure.
The pain is so severe that I need two Endone painkillers just to get up and moving in the morning, pain range 8 to 10. I am lately experiencing similar pain during the remainder of the day. I have contacted the hospital a number of times by email or phone calls and have never gotten any indication of why I have the pain. I did go to a different hospital that treat me for osteoporosis and type 1 diabetes, the Doctor checked the area for a groin hernia and said I had what appears to be a minor hernia but was not consistent with the amount of pain in the 8 to 10 range (I have reasonable tolerance to severe pain). I am seeing my specialist on the 1st August, I hope to get this sorted out then as I have be very disappointed with the lack of medical support, I also think it's really poor to be living on painkillers without any explanation as to what is causing this problem. If anyone has had similar problems I would appreciate some information on the cause/cure if they got something that stopped similar conditions. Thanks Ian