hi, i have stricturing crohn's in my transverse colon, i did a sigmoidoscopy and showed mild inflamation. The scope could not pass in the stricture. I am doing very well, my weight is stable as never before, no pain and going to the toilet two or three times a day. My doctor said is not necessary surgery, despite a very narrow stricture. I have been spoken to my homeopathic doctor, he said that many people can have normal lifes with strictures, of course if there is a mild or no inflamation at all. I also have a smooth stricture in the sigmoid colon, which it is not necessary therapy.
I am on 150mg azathioprine, folic acid, vitamin c, zinc, fish oil, probiotic, arsenicum album (homeopathic remedy).
I have been discussed with my doctors about surgery, the problem is when you go for it is very likely the disease returned to the same place. Surgery is the last resource when others treatments fail. My doctor said, in case of my healthy start deteriorated, he will try Remicade, surgery will be the last option. I did a surgery in 2001, a resection in my termminal
ileum, the disease have returned, but i have been controling very well.
I do not know if it is the bunch of vitamins that i am taking or the homeopathic treatment¨, but my condition really improved.
I had a chat other day with one of my doctors about pregnancy.In my case is advisable to stay in azathioprine, because the risk of a flare up.
I wish you good lucky!!! All the best.