My cousin had massive inflammation in her illium with extreme pain in the lower back and side. She was diagnosed with CD in the illium in Jan 2012. She never had any D or looses stools or blood during the whole time she was sick. All her BMs were completely 100% normal.
Finally after 6 months of pain and suffering, she aquired a massive abcess in the lower abdomin and the surgeon said "enough is enough", it is time to take out the inflammation. Matter of fact, the surgeon and GI were arguing because GI ketp insisting that surgery wasn't necessary, and that humira would be the key to getting well. The surgen actually told the GI to take his humira and shove where the light don't shine, and said the only way ifor the woman to heal is to remove the inflammation.
My cousin was operated on in 7/2012 and 5 inches of illium and the appendix were removed, along with the valve. To this day she is 100% symtom free, no problems what so ever. She gained all her weight back, and eats anything she wants ( but doesn't). She feels the best she has in years, and wishes she had had the surgery earler rather than listening to dam GI and his humira fixation.
Now she follows scd diet and takes pentassa as a maintenance drug and has not had one symptom from her CD.