Hello, everyone! I haven't posted in a while. I just had a colonoscopy. My GI said I have healed quite a bit since the last colo, but I developed a stricture in the "sigmoid colon." He said surgery isn't needed YET. I am on Remicade 10mg/kg every 4 weeks. (max dose.) I am on Imuran 50mg and he is thinking about
increasing this. My question is, can a stricture get better on it's own, or does it just worsen? Can increasing the Imuran help? I had a feeling I had a stricture, because sometimes it's hard to have a BM. They are narrow and skinny, and sometimes hard to pass. He also recommended taking a small dose of Miralax occasionally to soften the stool more and make it easier to pass. Sorry for such a long post, but any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. The thought of surgery terrifies me. I'll try anything and everything to avoid this!!
(I had a bad surgical experience before.) Thank you!! Julie