I third everyone above opinion, I too believe he has a stricture. If the stricture is from inflammation the Remicade may help, but if the stricture is from scar tissue no meds will work and surgery is the only option. I hope and pray his docs get this figured out for him and he gets feeling better soon. Its wonderful when we see loving partners trying to education themselves about
our horrible disease. I wouldn't be so frightened about
the possibility of surgery, many have gotten long remissions after the surgery. Just make sure that if he does have surgery that he stays on a maintainence med such as the Imuran. Good luck and keep us posted.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!