Posted 8/16/2019 6:42 AM (GMT -7)
Hey looking for an opinion. Why? Because I have lost faith in my GI deciding on scope frequency and treatment due to $ versus need. I have been told you don't need one except every 10 yrs,3 yrs, 5yrs, 3yrs, 2yrs, every year...every visit the answer changed until recently...last 4 years insists I need one every year. Nothing has change since 1990.
I had resection 1990, 1 fistula 2001, taking only mesalamine, limited ER visits unless I eat food I should not, narrowing at surgical site has not changed since post resection 1990, no new findings on any scope since resection. I don't even see my GI every year. 1 major flare up in last three years that lasted a week with no treatment other than ensure only for a few days.
How often for a scope based on this?