Sorry, I wasn't thinking you have Crohn's disease or Ulcerative Colitis, I was just saying that your symptoms are something that we deal with all the time with our disease due to narrowing, scar tissue and strictures, so we know how to deal with it. If you have narrowing and adhesions from scar tissue it's a no brainer (to us) that anything bulky is going to be uncomfortable. What happens is you eat bulky things, they get stuck in the narrow areas, everything backs up, it hurts!!!
Your doctors aren't used to dealing with this sort of thing maybe, but people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease deal with this their whole lives. So, unless and until they can come up with a treatment (maybe a balloon to stretch the narrowing?) or a surgery (called a stricturplasty?) I would stick to the low fiber or low residue to be as comfortable as possible and keep things moving along.
25+years diagnosed with CD.
Numerous surgeries, permanent ostomy, adverse reactions to Remicade, now on antibiotics and prednisone, currently awaiting liver biopsy to see where we go from here.