When they found a stricture in my colon and recommended surgery I did not even know I had Crohn's. I was feeling fine, only narrowed stool. I was referred to many GI's and two surgeons and had many tests over the next two years. It was determined that it was scar tissue, no medication was going to take it away and there was a risk of leaving it so I had surgery while all the time feeling fine. That baffled every medical professional that I saw(the fact that I was feeling as good as I was when they saw the stricture; it was referred to it as a real mess). I am glad that I went through with it but only after more knowledge. I would want to know where and what we are dealing with before surgery.
when I had my first obstuction I had to have surgery to remove 9ft.I was good to go in 8 weeks. I was 21 then
59 now 2 other resection surgeries between 21 and 59
hey misscris, ny surgeries were obsturction and elective, the elective was to prevent obstuction. I felt so good after i healed it was amazing. until it started to flarethat was 1989, started flaring again 1995. so far no surgery planned. just meds and diet and exercise, serious mountain biker. take care keep me posted