Questions to ask GI about stricture

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   Posted 2/4/2009 4:31 AM (GMT -7)   
I have to see my GI tomorrow a.m. as a follow up to my CT enterography.  It came back showing some inflamation at the anastamosis and an "old" stricture.  I'm only on sulfasalizine so he had me do a liquid diet followed by a soft diet.  I called back to follow up yesterday to let him know the pain is still there(that's basically my only sysmptom at this point) and now he wants to see me.  I'm a little freaked because he wants to see me "to see how to procede from here".  UGH, I have a bad feeling this means surgery...
So.  What questions should I be asking him?  I already have a list of: where is the stricture, how bad is it, what meds can we try and am I a canidate for stricutreplasty?  Anything else I should be asking or another test that we should do? 
thanks guys!

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   Posted 2/4/2009 5:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi You could ask him how narrow the area is and how long and if it is causing your intestines to become enlarged .. can they do lapo.. Good luck gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still gail

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