I am sorry you are going thru this. I hope your outcome is better than mine.
I have been in remission since 2016 because of Remicade.
I can personally attest to scar tissue and strictures. I had a colostomy in 2016, scar tissue suddenly grew so much that in 2019 we had to relocate the colostomy and this month in 2020...another scar tissue area has caused a partial obstruction. I am surviving on Milk of Magnesia and pureed food...well until we can locate a vaccine...and if we can hold off that long...another surgery which will be for my kidneys, colostomy and gallstones will take place soon.
My GI said this happens to a few of his Crohns patients...recurrent strictures and scar tissue leading to obstruction. There isn't anything that can really help-except staying on your meds to prevent further damage and scar tissue. I shudder to think how bad it could have been if I had not been on Remicade. Oh...my blood work did not indicate that I was in a flare or that there was inflammation. A sudden low grade muscle ache and poof...suddenly an obstruction. They had to scope me to locate it in 2019. CT scan I just had does not show the current obstruction - but nothing will go thru if it not liquid. We are waiting on the scope. (I caught chicken pox when I went in just for the scan.) Plus-Dallas is packed with Covid19 patients. The number of healthy patients catching it at the hospital is higher than my doctors are comfortable with right now.
Crohns...it just keeps on giving.
I hope you feel better soon!
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