If the stricture is made up of scar tissue and you are saying he has a severe stricture, then it might be a good idea to get this taken care of now, before it becomes an emergency. Its better to get it taken care of electively than waiting till things get to an emergency level. JMHO
It sounds like every 6-8 weeks he is already having at least partial obstructions. For me personally I think I would go ahead and do it now. Then he can get back onto the Asacol. I had my last resection 5 years ago and have been in remission since and maintained solely with Asacol. JMHO
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!