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   Posted 5/28/2008 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I went to the dr yesterday.  He is wanting to do a colonoscopy and once inside inject steroids directly into the scare tissue where I had a bowel resuction and ielium removal in 2001.  He seems to think that will loosen and relax the scare tissue.  I know I don't have a PHD but I haven't heard of this before.  Any ideas?

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   Posted 5/28/2008 9:44 AM (GMT -6)   
They can do a lot of things with the scope -- resect polyps, cauterize a bleeding ulcer, etc., so it makes sense that they can also inject meds directly to a site. And it won't hurt as our bowel lining had no sensory nerves.

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   Posted 5/28/2008 9:45 AM (GMT -6)   

No experience with this, but I have heard of injecting Remicade directly into a stricture to reduce the inflammation (it's been reported in some case reports). I'm guessing that injecting a steroid would work the same way. I hope it works for you.

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