I have crohns and maybe ibs and also gallstones. My problems are this - I have watery D about 6 to 7 times a day. I also have back pain and my right side always has a ache to it but most of the time its not bad just enough to where I know its there. My crohns is pretty much in remission at least they think it is. I take one colestid a day for the D and its been working great but here lately is where my problem began. I will go 2 weeks and have 1 or 2 bowel movements a day and then I will get up one mornging and feel bloated right under my ribs ( Under my breast) through out the day it becomes worse and so does the pain. After a few hours of this the pain will become so bad it feels like my skin is going to tear open. I have had to go to the er room 3 times in the past 3 months because of this. They never do anything except take x rays and tell me everything is ok and to go home. So today I went to the dr. now he did a ultrsound on me a few weeks ago and showed where I have multipul gallstones. So the dr. today told me that the bloating feeling is from taking the colestid and he said its more or less making my bowels lazy, to where they wont do anything. He said the gallstones wont make me hurt up under my ribs but they could be causing my pains in my back and on my side. I asked him if gallstones can cause the D and he said no. Some people have told me they could, so can they or cant they? Any way, he wants me to go in for surgery and get the gallbladder removed but he wants to have the old surgery so they cane also check for hard tissue ( from where i had a resection 17 months ago for my crohns). He said after wards i could have mor D for a few weeks but then it should stop. Is this true? Could you tell me what to expect from all of this. How long will I be in the hospital and how long for recovery. I asked him ifI should be on a special diet after recovery and he said no. What do you all say? He said if I still have the same problems after the surgery at least we will know its not my gallbladder and its probably ibs. I have never had any pain with my crohns so thats why he dont think its that. But most of the time I feel like I have a fever and sometimes I dont and sometimes its only 99. I never throw up but some times I do feel a little sick at my stomach. Can anybody give me some light on this problem. I do know that I have had to gallstones for at least 3 years. I have had to D problems every since I had my resection 17 months ago.