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Crohn's and Pelvic Pain

Has any other Crohn's sufferer experienced pain in the lower pelvic area?  Sometimes I experience pain in the joints/bones in my private area.  Has anyone experienced this, and if so, what have you learned and what works to combat this?  Are there any natural remedies?
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Hi Deb,
I sporadically get severe shooting pain in my left groin. I have never found out what causes it, but suspect it is referred pain from my arthritic hips. I have found it has lessened since I was prescribed Alendronic Acid (one tablet once a week) - this is a bisphosphotase and is to rebuild bone, which has thinned due to some 30 yrs of steroids. You might ask your gastro for a DEXA bone scan (different to an ordinary bone scan) and see if your bones have thinned. The regular bone scan can determine if you have osteo arthritis and perhaps a bispho med can be prescribed. I am very sceptical about "natural" remedies. Having had Crohn's for 37 yrs and breast cancer for 5 yrs, I prefer to let my doctors control my health.
Best of luck
Liz.
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I'm so glad that I found your post! A few months ago I was having a fullness, painful feeling down in my pelvic area, well actually my entire vaginal area felt like it was going to explode. I didn't tell my doctor because I was embarrassed but after about a week it went away but came back again. I totally tried to deny that something new was going on! I still haven't told my doctor. Have you? I have crohn's colitis. I know this subject "pelvic area" is a sensitive subject but I'm glad that a few people on here are addressing it. So I'm really interested in seeing what other people have to say about this!

Thanks.........
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Have been diagnosed with Crohns. Experiencing pelvic pain. Had an ultrasound and they saw fluid in my fallopian tubes. The Gynecologist didnt think it should cause problems, but then I read on the internet that Crohns can cause lesions to form on the fallopian tubes. Obviously the Gynecologist knew nothing about this!
My Gastro knows nothing about how Crohns effects your gyno health. I am looking for a new doc.
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