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How does surgeon decide if I need surgery of a stricture in ileum?
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In brief: Symptoms
Depends on the cause (such as crohn's disease) and if there is non-surgical medical therapy available.
Also depends on if you are having repeated abdominal pain, pressure discomfort, nausea, or intestinal obstruction symptoms. Mainly your symptoms would help you and your surgeon decide.

In brief: Symptoms
Depends on the cause (such as crohn's disease) and if there is non-surgical medical therapy available.
Also depends on if you are having repeated abdominal pain, pressure discomfort, nausea, or intestinal obstruction symptoms. Mainly your symptoms would help you and your surgeon decide.
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