Can someone tell me what this means? Colonoscopy findings....

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   Posted 10/30/2007 11:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I had to get scoped this morning for having severe abdominal pain, low grade fever, and severe constpation on and off for the past 6 weeks. I was "out" at the time and the GI gave this information to my husband, who relayed it to me.

He said everything in my colon looked fine, but that I needed to go have an Upper GI with SBFT because I have a stricture in my distal ileum. He said he could not get any further and I experienced much pain when he went near it.

Does anybody know what this is?

Thanks my fellow Chronnies!!!

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   Posted 10/30/2007 1:16 PM (GMT -7)   
It's a narrowing/thinckening in your small intestine and more specifically in your terminal ileum.

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   Posted 10/30/2007 9:44 PM (GMT -7)   
The same thing happened when my daughter had her colonoscopy done.
The narrowing is caused by inflammation and/or scar tissue, and can cause blockages of food along with severe cramps.
The SBFT will provide a good picture of what's happening in the areas your doc couldn't see.

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   Posted 11/3/2007 10:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I have a stricture in my terminal ileum and let me tell you it is no fun. Due to the stricture I have developed a fistula from my distal ileum to just above my sigmoid colon. Strictures can be serious and cause problems down the road like bowel obstructions. My GI doctor told me to avoid such food like carrots that are hard to digest as well as other high fiber foods. A SBFT is a good idea but CT entrography is also a good diagnostic exam to have. This test shows the lining of the bowel and also can demostrate fistulas well. I have had this done and have recieved a great deal of information from the exam. More than what the SBFT could tell me. Hope this helps!!!

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   Posted 11/7/2007 4:27 PM (GMT -7)   
i'm not sure about the SBFT part,but about the upper GI,well,that's another's been a few years since my last upper GI,but i do remember that it wasn't the greatest.the barium they make you drink is thick and chalky and horrible.i counld'nt keep it down.luckily they performed the test before i threw it up.the test it self isn't that bad.after you drink the barium,they basically take and x-ray of your insides they couldn't see with the colonoscopy.i don't want to freak you out anymore,but if you have questions for me,i will be happy to answer them as best i can.

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   Posted 11/7/2007 4:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Pretty much your main question has been answered by the above posts, as for the barium it's not that bad, the stuff you drink before a colonoscopy is 100% worse in my view ;)
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   Posted 11/7/2007 4:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I just wanted to chime in on the upper GI and SBFT. I have to do them after every scope too because my doc can't get past a stricture in my ileum. These tests really aren't that bad. I prefer them to a CT because there's no IV (I once was a needle phobe).

You don't have to drink that much barium, but it is a little thick. You then have to wait for it to pass through. One trick I learned is that it seems to move faster when you are hungry. I had one done on christmas eve and I spent my time waiting watching the food channel and thinking about dinner. The barium moved through in record time! Pacing helps too.
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   Posted 11/7/2007 5:58 PM (GMT -7)   
my doc told me he did not want me to have a SBFT or Barium cause the stuff you drink or the stuff they push in your rectum can turn to cement and it would be hard to pass through my strictures.
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