Post Edited (Joan123) : 5/14/2009 10:40:32 AM (GMT-6)
Not sure just how accurate the CT is, but the combination of blood work, particularly CRP and Sed. rate, and a Small Bowel Follow Through will give a pretty good indication. By the sounds of where the pain is, (quite common), it likely involves the Terminal Illium, (also quite common). Perhaps you could give some more history of treatment. There are plenty of experienced people here. You will likely get some good advise.
Some treatment background:
Diagnosed with Crohn's (colon, terminal illeum, small bowel and stomach) in Oct. 2005, started pred. and 6MP, within 3 weeks had pancreatitis from 6MP, started Remicade, colazal, and others. Since that time, he has suffered from several bouts of kidney stones including surgery to remove stones that were blocking, he was diagnosed with psuedotumor cerebri, osteoporosis (3 fractured vertebrae), secondary adrenal insufficiency all from complications of crohns or of crohn's treatments. Also has been treated for C diff 4 times, has a gj tube for gastroparesis (not using for feedings now as his gastroparesis seemed better), had a reaction to Flagyll that destroyed his gall bladder (had that removed). He is hospitalized 6 to 8 times a year, has been on TPN a lot, and can no longer take steroids as ordered by endocrinologist. That is a brief history, the last several months he has seemed better, still had his bad days but better overall. He currently is on Humira (for almost 2 years now,went on it after Remicade lost effectiveness). At this time he is on the least amount of meds as he has ever been on since diagnosis. He takes Humira weekly, every two weeks did not hold him, Colazal, Dicyclomine (antispasmatic for IBS), Nexxium, Growth Hormone shots, and things like Tums for calcium, vit. D, iron...
Post Edited (Joan123) : 5/14/2009 11:17:49 AM (GMT-6)
Post Edited (Illini) : 5/14/2009 6:00:43 PM (GMT-6)