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11-10-2016, 05:19 AM   #1
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Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Ipswich, United Kingdom
Negative Surgeon?


I am suffering from a stricture, located at the join created when I had my original surgery for crohn's back in the day.

I have had several colonoscopy dilations, without success and now my only option is surgery. The stricture is only 1 inch long and it between my large and small bowel.

I saw the surgeon yesterday who has been allocated to me and he seemed to spend more time telling me what could go wrong and the possible terrible outcomes that I may suffer, that it has put the fear of god into me.

I realize that you have to be told the risks, but honestly I really felt he wanted me to say, 'I think I will leave it, thanks'

Is this something that others have experienced?
11-10-2016, 07:45 PM   #2
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J am sorry. I would suggest maybe looking for another surgeon.
11-11-2016, 04:35 PM   #3
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I would also suggest another surgeon - my experience was the opposite, it was the GI who was "doom and gloom" and it was my surgeon who was very positive and confident. He made me feel like I was in safe and caring hands.

2nd Generation affected

Symptoms since 2006 (age 17)

Emergency open bowel resection after perforation in 2011 (age 22) (wrongly diagnosed as burst appendix ). Three years remission following this unmonitored

DX with perforating small bowel Crohn's Disease 01/2016 (terminal ileum, duodenum) and coeliac disease (age 26)

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