I got scoped yesterday by my summertime G.I. My problems were really loose stools and bad bleeding upon ocassion.....once this spring I dropped 2 hgb points overnight. Also, I have two strictures, one above and a worse one below the J-pouch of about
9 MM. Before I went nighty night I reminded him to please dialate both as he looked for ulcers that may have caused the bleeding. Although it was a double ender procedure, the topside was normal. After I woke up (sort of) he said he dialated both strictures out to 18 MM, and believed he found the bleeding problem. It was a staple to hold something together apparently from my last surgery in 2005 when they had to operate to remove a trapped capsule endoscopy. He said the staple was surrounded by an ulcer and covered by a blood clot.
How cool is that?
BTW, I wonder how he got it out with a Colonoscope.
Grandpa Dave is 70.
IBD since 1977
Perforation and resection 1993
Diagnosed as Ulcerative Colitis 1994
Received J-Pouch 1997
Diagnosed as Chron's 2004
Redo, resection, and remove camera capsule 2005
Unsucessfully tried LDN 2007
Contracted Scleritis of the Eye 2008
Older than dirt
Post Edited (Dave D) : 6/23/2009 5:31:33 PM (GMT-6)