Your doctor is correct that some strictures can turn into obstructions because of Remicade. Dilatation can sometimes
open strictures, but I don't know how well it works. Cutting out the strictures surgically does get rid of them.
One way to make this type of decision is to make a list of "pros & cons." Ask yourself questions like ~~
How much will surgery cost me?
Can I afford to be off work/school?
Will insurance cover most of the cost of Remicade?
Can I get off work/school for infusions every 6 weeks?
Questions like that...
Good luck and let us know what the GI says...
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