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Roni
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   Posted 8/23/2010 10:24 AM (GMT -7)   
I have no idea what is going on with me. I don't know if the crohn's is flaring badly causing partial obstruction or if I have a stricture causing partial obstruction. In either case, my partial obstruction symptoms have become daily again. Grrrrr!!!!!


How can I tell the difference between inflammation obstruction vs. stricture obstruction?

Post Edited (Roni) : 8/23/2010 12:07:20 PM (GMT-6)


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   Posted 8/23/2010 12:13 PM (GMT -7)   
If it is an inflammatory stricture, it should respond quickly to either a short course of prednisone or short course of total enteral nutrition. If it does not respond to one or the other, then you probably have a stricture that has become fibrous and fixed due to long-term inflammation and it would need to be stretched open or surgically removed.

Roni
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   Posted 8/23/2010 12:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I am thinking of going the prednisone route. I wish there was another way though.
I have only ever done long term doses of prednisone.
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