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   Posted 7/19/2010 11:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Well it seems like my stricture has disappeard in only 3 weeks.  It was found via colonscopy and dialted back open.  The biopsy showed it was caused by inflammation.  All it took was a antibiotic cocktail of xifaxin, tindamax, and cipro. The MRe actually showed no signs of inflammation or scar tissue anywhere in the intestines.  Hopefully this lasts  a long time!!!

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   Posted 7/19/2010 4:24 PM (GMT -7)   
That's great!

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   Posted 7/20/2010 9:59 AM (GMT -7)   
30yo/male/western NY
Dx with Crohns in 2001- Asacol and diet beat it into remission in 2004.
Nov. 2009- Crohns is back!
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   Posted 7/20/2010 12:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Cool YEA! for U

Symptoms since I was 15 (now 50), 2 “definitive” IBS diagnoses but no treatment except “eat more broccoli, you are not getting enough roughage", CD in small bowel diagnoses with Pill Cam 06/2010, Kapidex 60mg, Prednisone 30 mg (tapering down over the next couple of months), Pentasa 4,000 mg, Amitripyline 10 mg, SCD, Freeda  - Multi Vitamin  & 2000 UI D3,  Melatonin 9mg

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   Posted 7/20/2010 5:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Yay!! Glad it was found and treated before it scarred up. Excellent news. Hope all the inflammation stays away.
Mom to two healthy Pentasa babies. 6+ years remission, woo hoo!

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   Posted 7/20/2010 11:55 PM (GMT -7)   

great news!


When you say it was dilated during the colonoscopy was that with a baloon dilation? I am going in for one of those at the end of August and hoping it will provide me with some relief on my stricture.

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   Posted 7/21/2010 8:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I am actually not sure how they dialiated it back open, but whatever they did it worked.  I don't think it was the balloon dialation so I think the doctor may have just stretched it back out with the scope.
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