I’m 67 years old. I was diagnosed with IBS in my 20s. I began having bowel obstructions 4 years ago. I’d go to the ER in excruciating pain, they would admit me, go through the protocol and send me home a few days later. I had all the tests, pill camera, enteroscopies, colonoscopies, etc. Discovered in a routine physical that I had severe anemia from blood loss. They found some narrowing in the lower part of my small bowel. After my 4th or 5th obstruction, the surgeon decided to operate but did not find any scar tissue on the outside. I finally went to a gastroenterologist at a world renowned hospital a couple of hours away, who reviewed my imaging and sent me to an equally impressive colorectal surgeon, who was able to find the strictures. My SB was resected in 3 places. I had surgery 4 months ago and am doing much better. The pathology report did not say that I was diagnosed with Crohn’s, but it said that there was active inflammation. The surgeon said no Crohn’s, but the gastroenterologist isn’t so sure. Just wondering if anyone else has been through something similar? I don’t want a diagnosis of Crohn’s but I would like to know the cause of all this.