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   Posted 9/25/2009 7:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Can strictures occur in the large intestine? I'm just curious, because I was diagnosed with Crohn's colitis and have no small bowel involvement. Also, what are the symptoms of a stricture, or are there any?

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   Posted 9/25/2009 12:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm not sure about the large intestine. I know most strictures occur in the illeum if you have Crohn's. They can be very painful. My scrictures flare when I eat a lot of roughage or fried foods. I get what feels like labor pain in my belly button region.

Dx'd with Crohns 1984 and polycystic kidney disease in 1996
Bowel Resection surgery 2006, Now on Asacol, Endocort, Prednisone, folic acid, and Enalapril.

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   Posted 9/25/2009 2:19 PM (GMT -7)   
When my stricture is giving me hell it's a very intense, very localized LR pain that comes in waves. I believe it's in the illeum, but I've never been told for sure (or have forgotten).
Diagnosed with CD July 2007
Currently on Remicade, Imuran, probiotics, folic acid, multivitamin.

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   Posted 9/25/2009 2:57 PM (GMT -7)   
A stricture can occur even in your oesophagus, but I have had one and it was like someone dragging something through and down my body, it was a year of hell before I got diagnosed. Mine was in my ileum but I look back now and think how in heavens name did food go through that area no wonder I was in such pain.

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   Posted 9/25/2009 5:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I thought strictures could occur anywhere in your bowel - but I could be wrong.
When I have strictures the pain is like labour pain - but worse! Makes me nauseous and I sometimes vomit and can only tolerate a liquid diet.
Crohn's Disease
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Current meds: Methotrexate, Prednisone

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   Posted 9/25/2009 7:02 PM (GMT -7)   

Yes they definitely can occur in the colon as well. Many people on here have had resections in the colon.

My only previous symptom was occasionally vomitting with a bowel movement.


57 yr. old F dx. CD 07/07
Was on prednisone for three months but no medication for next 11 months.
Started weekly methotrexate injections 09/22/08.
Lap assisted sigmoidoscopy done May 11/2009

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   Posted 9/25/2009 9:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I had a stricture of the low colon and it made me sick when I had bowel movements when it was acting up. I would sweat, throw up, and yeah be generally ill all through my body.
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