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Crohns? Small bowel loops? what does this mean?

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#1 darlinh


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Posted 07 February 2012 - 12:59 PM

I am 47 and have had stomach issue throughout my entire life. I was told 10 years ago after a colonoscopy that i had diverticulitus, gastritis, gerd,colitis, polyps, severe IBS. Since then things have become worse (yes even worse!) I didn't have medical coverage until recently. I had a colonoscopy again with all the same results but an added Ileitis. Which I read was a form of Crohns, my doc called in a script for Pentasa, which my coverage denied and my doc is in the process of over riding. I was sent for a small bowel series today. I tech showed me that I have large loops and need to take meds immediately. What does this all mean. I can never get my doc on the phone, only the nurse who is clueless. Do I have Crohns, how is it treated, what about the loops? Do I need surgery? I have constant D- so obviously thing are moving thru. Is there a cure. Will I ever be able to function normally, WORK AGAIN? Someone please give me some information as it seems that lately I am fighting for medical treatment.

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