Hi Rebreb, a stricture is a narrowing of the bowel that can cause an obstruction, a stricture can be seen during a Colonoscopy & an Obstruction sometimes even a simple x ray can show it up.Wow.....from reading all these posts I feel like I'm not alone...finally. . I think I must have a partial obstruction. Pressure like an elephant is standing below my breasts, diarrheah, vomiting, back pain, hard bloated stomach that is so tender you can't even touch it, sweating, aches and pains all over my whole body. I can't even rate the pain on the scale because it is higher than 10. Can't eat a grain of rice, or keep down a sip of water.
I have finally been dx with Crohn's last week, but my follow up appt isn't until October so I don't know how bad it is. I was in remission when I had my colonoscopy.
Question.....would a stricture or obstruction (not sure if it is the same thing)
show up in my colonoscopy? Or would I need a cat scan or an MRI to see that kind of thing? And do they go away completely when you are not having a flare up?
Please get yourself checked out as others have said, obstructions can be life threatening.