Wow with a pain level that high you didn't go to the ER. A 10 is when you cannot tolerate it anymore. When I had a stricture everything I ate made me nauseous. With an obstruction the pain is much like labor pains and comes in waves. You cannot move stool or air thru your system. Once you start throwing up it is usually green bile like substance. There is no way you cannot go to the ER with an obstruction as they are too painful.
If the obstruction is caused by inflammation they can treat with steroids or other Crohns meds. If it is caused by scar tissue, some times they can dialate it during a colonoscopy, sometimes not. If it is scar tissue no medications will heal it and usually that means resection.
I am glad you have a doctors appt tomorrow. Hopefully he can get you feeling better soon. Keep us posted on what he says and if your pain levels get that high again, please go to the ER.
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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
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