Thanks for the update! Having my rectum removed wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be. I had my colon removed at the same time and was only in the hospital 4 days. I was out driving and grocery shopping a week later!
I felt better instantly after getting rid of those Crohn's diseased parts. I haven't had a recurrence since surgery, which was 4 years ago, and have not had to take any medicine. It took care of my pain and was SO worth it!
I just wanted to give you and him some encouragement, just in case the test results show that he should have his rectum removed.
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at age 28. Proctocolectomy and permanent ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free and medicine-free since surgery and very thankful to be healthy again.