They can indeed tell what is inflammation and what is scar tissue. I don't know how, but they can. When I had my SBFT doen my doctor told me I ahd alot of deep inflammation. My sed rate did nto show the inflammation, so I was virtually ignored everytiem I went in with a flare. If they don't see it, they don't want to treat it. So, I was vindicated.
Pred will not help a stricture. Pred is for inflammation. I have a stricture I've had for many years. It looks like it may be time to remove it. I find out tomorrow.
Nothing helps a stricture, with the exception of surgery. But eventually you'll get another one from scar tissue. The best you can do is to not eat stuff that causes inflammation. Inflammation can and will make the stricture worse.
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