Went to dr. this week. Pentasa, prednisone and entocort doesn't seem to be helping put me in remission, still having symptoms. When first diagnosed I had a stricture but could not tell if it was from scar tissue or imflammation. Small bowel follow through could not give definitive answer. I think dr hoped pred and entocort and pentasa would do the trick. Although I am not having severe pain, diahrrea is starting again now that I am on 10 mg. pred and entocort. Dr. suggested surgery but I just can't seem to go for that at this point. How do they know how bad a stricture is? MRI? another follow through? I am waiting on more bloodwork. Dr. doesn't think humira or remicade would help until we do something about the stricture but I am scared of surgery. Any comments would help.