I found this website on a search and hope that talking to someone about what is going on with me can help. I guess I am just basically scared and don't know how to help myself. I started having problems several weeks ago. I have had a bowel obstruction in the past caused by scar tissue and had emergency surgery for it (May 2008). This pain felt very similar so I went to my Dr. who, after a negative CT, decided to send me to see my surgeon anyway. He thought it might be the gallbladder and after an ultrasound and a hida scan ( which showed a 55% ejection rate ) he was not convinced that that was my problem because although it wasn't great, it was still within "normal" parameters. After having an upper endoscopy, which showed GERD, and a small bowel serious, which came back as "chronic scar tissue causing narrowing of the terminal ileum" he was leaning heavily towards the Crohn's diagnosis. He was wanting to do a colonoscopy but my husband and I were unsure of what was going on and felt like we were getting the run around. The dr. was not a very pleasant man, my former surgeon was on vacation and he is one of his partners, and acted like he got stuck with me and lead me to believe that Crohn's was unusual because I am heavy ( I have bipolar disorder which the meds I take for that have caused me to put on weight). After reading some of your posts, I see that not everyone is super thin and yet you all have Crohn's. He also feels that I have chronic adhesions which I already had surgery for once to remove them from my pelvic area after my fourth abdominal surgery for women troubles (cancer and cysts) and as we all know, new scar tissue just grows in it's place. I decided I should get a second opinion because what was the point of continuing with a surgeon who wasn't going to operate. He did not do a very good job of explaining things to my husband and I and I have learned a lot from looking things up on the internet. I have had several instances of abdominal pain, vomiting, and bowel movement issues over the past couple of years, but CT's were always negative and I was given pain meds, phenergen and sent home. They all eventually went away, but this has been debilitating. The small bowel series I had done was very difficult because thanks to a very nice radiologist who took the time to explain things to me, my bowels are not really where they are supposed to be. They are crammed and stuck up in the upper right part of my abdomen, where all the pain is. Thanks for listening to my rant. Any advice would be appreciated. This has been going on for weeks now and I have not really been functioning.