Hello all. I have been reading the boards for a long time and find you all to be very insightful. It is a comfort to be able to come to others who may understand what I am going through.
I have not been officially diagnosed with Crohns although it was my impression I was from my previous GI visit in December. My blood work and biopsies do not show Crohns but colonoscopy shows inflammation around the area of the cecum. CT shows bowel wall thickening and abnormal mucosal surface at the terminal ilium. (no blood in stool, just lots of pain, nausea and vomiting) I have been on mesalamine since June.
Pains tapered off but have been getting worse the last few months so... I had an appointment with my GI today. I also wanted to let him know about my fatigue and joint pains. And here is where I'm confused. The first thing my GI says to me is he wants to do a resection, to cut out the inflamed area, BUT he's not convinced it's Crohns. He says that it would of showed up in CT and blood work.
I asked about doing a camera pill and he preferred to do a colonoscopy, so that is scheduled. I would like to see more of what is going on before agreeing to surgery.
I guess I'm just curious to hear anyone’s thoughts about this. I would definitely get a second opinion before surgery.
Sorry this is such a long post.. just confused about what to think.