Rosemary, if your bleeding after a dilatation was so extreme or dangerous I surely think the CC ER dept would have admitted you to the hospital. They did not do that. Instead you said they offerred you to stay longer in the ER which seems to have been their way to alleviate some of your possibly unnecessary panic. I also strongly suspect the ER docs spoke to Dr. Shen while you were in the ER and I know for certain he would have had them admit you if he had concerns. In addition you mention his assistant told you that things are ok by now.
So maybe you just need to step back a bit, relax, and try not to hit the panic button on every thing that happens. I don't understand you wanting to see your local surgeon at this point. Seems you are starting to walk a thin line again with doctor hopping.
It seems your radiology results showed Dr. Remzi something which he wanted further investigation on before he
opened you up or he thought might be resolvable in an endoscopy room. So he called in his #1 ace GI guru to look at things and try what he could to keep you out of the operating room. And I think Dr. Shen doing an ileoscope without taking biopsies would be medically irresponsible. Biopsies are taken not just to rule out IBD or other autoimmune diseases which can cause intestinal inflammation - which can start anytime in your life, but also to rule out dysplasia. This is one of the reason why these doctors are the best, because they are thorough. That is a good thing Rosemary
Sure seems to me that they are working together as a team at CC trying to help you. I still believe if you want to get well that you need to put your trust in the CC team, and try not to be so overcome with worry and panic at every step but rather try to keep things in perspective.
Post Edited (ddd45) : 4/17/2013 3:47:53 AM (GMT-6)