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Scar Tissue Encasing My Small Intestine

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  • Posted By: garrett-btm
  • December 6, 2012
  • 04:34 PM

I am 21 years old. All my life I had severe, crippling abdominal pains and no doctor could could ever put their finger on why I experienced this pain. I had every test under the sun from CT scans to MRIs to sonograms to x-rays. Finally, several months ago, I went to the ER for the same problem and the CT scan revealed something no doctor had previously seen. My small intestine was all bunched together and looked as though is was in one big lump. My GI doctor recommended a surgeon and I went into surgery about a week later. My surgeon found something that he said he had never before seen in his life. Three-fourths of my small intestine was encased in a sack of scar tissue, which would show up invisible on the CT scan. Once he cut into the sack, my intestines simply fell into place. We still don't know why this happened and I have done research as to what this could be, and all I've come up with is Sclerosing Mesenteritis, but this rare disease usually only happens in middle-aged men.. Has anyone else ever experienced this? I would just like some answers. Thank you.

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