wish I'd been better at biology & science when I was younger!! just trying to get my head round stuff and have read lots of posts/articles on CD symptoms, treatment etc but some bits fall inbetween especially partial obstructions. Have I got the general idea?
That narrowing of the bowel (lumen) is not good and can result from
1) inflammation of the bowel wall when the disease is active
2) scarring tissue on the inner wall from previous inflammation or surgery site
3) external adhesion/scarring pulling the bowel and twisting it
I think I have had all of these at different times but 2 of my hospital admissions have been due to 'scar tissue' and they just put me on a drip for 3 days but not prescribed any IBD drugs. So........partial obstructions are, I guess, the point at which I should have been aware earlier to avoid the hospital stays? is it easy to tell whether the cause is active disease or scar/adhesion?
Other than considering maintence meds and a low fibre diet I can't see what else I could do to prevent the obstructions happening and presumably a low fibre/residue/fasting when they happen?