Yup, MikeB has explained it pretty well. There is also the double-approach--two surgeons can approach the same area from oral or the rectal route. This procedure is not just diagnostic, but also used to pump and expand strictured areas of the small bowels, reducing the need for surgery. Besides it also allows them to see the small bowels clearly and determine the type of treatment options. Inks can be used mark areas for for further treatment or surgery. I am glad to hear you got approved for this, most insurance companies in the US generally don't allow for this easily. You will be under general anesthesia when this procedure is being performed and may require overnight hospital stay.
IBD-7 is a blood test for serological markers of UC and CD. This again tell us the GI what type of UC or CD one has.
Hope this gives you some relief and start feeling better.
First thanks Mike and second Iram i wonder if they have this in Canada yet i have a narrowing right now getting my scope the end of the month,i don't have enough bowel left to re-sect but they said if it was in fact just a narrowing part of the bowel than they could put in a stint but this sounds great to me i wasn't approved for it though i must have wrote it down wrong i added to the post cause i never heard of them before,but one of the high lights of living in Canada is are medical care is free all my MEDS and all the tests and procedure's i'm so thank full for that other wise i couldn't afford to live my MEDS would run me a couple of grand a month anyway.Its 3:38am still up in alot of pain i got my port a cafe put in today and its really sore but i lost my central line 2 weeks ago and missed alot of my IV MEDS so i start them back up on Monday i hope i feel better by than. Thanks again Iram. Your Friend Jenn
Had Crohns 17 years had numerous bowel resections,fistulas,fissures,hemmies,kidney problems,fibro,arthritis,dignosed at 13 had GI feeding tube,nasal feeding tube,cental lines,ports,4 ruptured bowel emergency surgeries,TMJ,depression,current meds are Hydromorphone,30 ,Hydromophome,8 ,Ketoprofen,100 ,Trazadone,50 ,Lorazepam,10 ,Zopliclone,5 ,atriplyine,75 ,Losac,50 Tylenol Athritis ,B-12 injections ,Iron injections ,Gravol,75 Predisone,5mg ,Humira,40mg once a week.Still looking for the doctor with all the answers if you find him forward him to me please.P.S my bathroom is the nicest room in my house cause i spend so much time there,i am thinking about installing the computer and maybe a hot-dog stand.