Please Help !! Crohn's disease - MRI results

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   Posted 10/25/2007 9:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone !! I have received my MRI results today, i am a bit worry... There are things i cannot understand very well and i will see my doctor only on 12th of december. I hope somebody can give me the answer.
There is  12-15 cm thickened segment of distal ileum which is anastomosed with a dilated portion of transverse colon.
What is anastomosed???
Also it says that i have two strictures.
In my blood test does not show any inflamation, i am feeling very well, going to the toilet 2 or three times a  day. In fact i put some weight, thinking to join a gym  to lose some weight and to do some yoga classes to relax.
Any thoughts?? How i could have all this if i do not have any systoms of the disease???
I am currently on 100mg imuran , taking some  supplements ,folic acid, fish oil and b vitamin and  also a homeopathic remedy.
Thanks!!!! :-)

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   Posted 10/25/2007 11:36 AM (GMT -6)   
An anastomosis refers to the site of linkage between two pieces of resected bowel. Have you had surgery?

30+ years living with Crohn's.

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   Posted 10/25/2007 7:18 PM (GMT -6)   

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   Posted 10/25/2007 8:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Normally your distal ileum anastamoses (joins up) with your ascending colon, which then turns and becomes your transverse colon, so you must have had a resection - in which case this finding is not "abnormal" but rather just describing what occurred during your surgery - attachment of the ileum to the transverse colon.  But evidently your ileum is narrowed some (i.e., a stricture), although of course no one but the radiologist would be able to tell to what extent.  I guess it just depends on the extent of the narrowing, whether or not you feel symptomatic.

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   Posted 10/25/2007 9:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Why you didn't have a small bowel follow through instead?
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   Posted 10/25/2007 11:56 PM (GMT -6)   
An anastomosis can occur naturally (disease) also. I thought so but looked it up just to be sure. The D could have tunneled thru to the bowel adjacent to it, causing the connection. In that case it didn't have had any leakage into the abdominal cavity or space to cause abscess etc., so therefore, no sx. Here is just one site to check.
Diagnosed at age 19 with CD.
3 small bowel resections, 1 for perforation, 2 for strictures 

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