Post Edited (CrohnieToo) : 6/13/2009 7:21:37 AM (GMT-6)
I just did a search on Dr. Stephanie Wilson who will be doing the ultrasound. She comes with a lot of credentials and specializes in this field. I had an endorectal ultrasound in January which led to the removal of my sticture in sigmoid colon. I did see the operative report and pictures.
Wolfie, back in 2007 when I had my first colonoscopies and was diagnosed there did show some mild Crohn's disease in the terminal ileum but a lot of the tests since then have not got that far, we were more concerned about the stricture in the colon. Colonoscopy in January of this year showed TI normal. So I won't repeat myself (thread 'Beating myself up' 5/17/2009 but it is debatable wether this area should have been removed at the time of surgery. At post surgery follow up last week I don't really think they answered my question of could this area show OK from inside but show up on outside of bowel or did he get to that area at the last colonoscopy. Or has the metho got something to do with it?
Regardless the treatment is the same, continue with methotrexate and we are waiting three months just to give everything some time. Meanwhile I continue not to have Crohn's symptoms so there are a lot of positives.
Coincidentally my husband has been doing ultrasound on metal for 40 years and says it shows thickness and structure but how well we see it on the small bowel will remain to be seen.
Post Edited (Bammer) : 6/14/2009 11:48:31 AM (GMT-6)