no sign of crohns

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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 3/8/2008 9:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey everyone,
Well I went in for my stricture surgery, the doc did it laprascopically with one incision about 3" long and 4 small ones, come to find out though the scar tissue from the previous surgery 5 years ago was sticking to everything and causing the stomach aches and the big D all the time.  At the moment there is no signs of crohns in my small intestine, I have talked with my gastro doc and he said I can just stay on pentasa and will not have to keep having the remicade.  I guess overall I must be doing something right with the way I am eating and exercising.
Have any of you had a similar situation with scar tissue from surgery and if you have what were the details?
43 yr old F, diagnosed: June 93
2 surgeries 
meds: pentasa 500mg 2 pills 4x a day
zoloft 50mg once a day

looking forward to a few more 5k's in the spring and hopefully a 10k before next winter..God willing!
thanks for caring.

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   Posted 3/8/2008 9:51 AM (GMT -7)   
My second resection was just like yours only mine were 3 years apart. I only take Asacol myself now and all is good, no active Crohns.
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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   Posted 3/8/2008 9:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Adhesions are a problem for some folks after abdominal surgery. I think some people are more prone to them than others. My husband had to have an emergency abdominal laproscopy because they thought he was having appendicitis. He did have a small amount of inflammation in the appendix but most of the problem was caused by adhesions. He had NEVER had abdominal surgery and still had adhesions! The surgeon called them congenital adhesions. Come to find out, we all are born with some adhesions. My husband's happened to go haywire!

Glad your CD is behaving. I hope you can keep on your running schedule with no problems!

To read more about adhesions:

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CD, Ankylosing Spondylitis, small fiber peripheral neuropathy, avascular necrosis, diffuse connective tissue disease, Sjogren's Syndrome ?

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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 3/8/2008 10:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I was diagnosed with crohns, but the problem seemed to be adhesions. my GI thinks it caused inflammation and looked like crohns.
48 y/o woman.  Diagnosed 4/06 after colonscopy, SBFT, CT-scan all showed crohns. 3 months later, after pred and remicade, all tests showed no crohns. December '06 had adhesions cut through a laparoscopy. Now taking Glycolax, Ultra Fiber Plus, Florastor, and DHEA. Have become gluten-free diet per naturopath's tests.

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