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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 10/2/2007 3:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there,
I'm new to this site.  Was diagnosed with probable Crohn's in June of this year after 3 seperate visits and admissions to hospital.  My GI has arranged for me to have a laparoscopy next week so that he can see if there is any disease once and for all, as colonoscopy diagnosed it, but other tests have been inconclusive, also seem to have most of symptoms, eg diarrhoea, anaemia, right-sided stomach pains etc.  Has anyone undergone this specific test, did it help in their diagnosis?

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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 10/2/2007 3:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Laparoscopy is a surgery, not a test. They generally cut 3 small holes, fill your abdomen with gas and look around with thin lighted scopes and see if there is anything that needs to come out. I have had this done before but it was for female problems not my Crohns. The 2 surgeries I've had for my Crohns were the full cut down the abdomine. Some folks were able to get away with having their surgeries done with the laproscope. I wasn't so lucky. I am not sure why your doctor is wanting to do this. They usually don't like doing any surgeries unless absolutely necessary, i.e. obstruction or abscess. Good luck and let us know how you are doing.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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