Jan 25, 2003 - 11:06 pm
Hello. Does anyone have any experience with scar tissue showing up on CAT scans? I had most of my large intestine removed last May and then 6 months of chemo (5FU/Leuc) and then in early May I had a PET and CAT that showed something at the joining of my small intestine to what is left of the large. I had a flexible sigmoid scope a few weeks ago, but the surgeon couldn't find anything. I'm now waiting 2 more weeks for a barium x-ray so that he can be sure that he was in the right place. It's frightening not knowing if it's come back, but I'm hoping that it's scar tissue. I had convinced myself that it had returned based on stomach pains and gas. However reading these postings has made me realize that many people have these conditions permanently after surgery. I've just discovered this site and am grateful to read about other people's experiences. It is true that unless you are going through it it's impossible to understand.