Post Edited By Moderator (Nanners) : 7/10/2009 9:30:41 AM (GMT-6)
Like Nanners, I think you need to keep looking for the right doc, somebody who will treat you with respect. A competent GI will understand that the scope doesn't tell the whole story. Like my daughter's GI said, "We treat the patient (partly by asking the patient how she feels), we don't treat this (refering to the printed scope results).
The problem with a scope is that it is only a moment in time. The next moment, hour, day, week, month, or year, your inflammation can suddenly worsen and cause a stricture. However, if you have been on Imuran at least a few months, and because it has been a year since you last had a scope, then now might be a good time to have another one. It can do double duty, not only showing changes (if any) since last year, but also showing whether the Imuran is effective.