I may have a stricture, as I have a lot of the symptoms, and I feel that, although I have not had any procedures thus far I can offer up some wisdom. Back in May I had a catheter inserted into me under false pretenses. Needless to say the procedure was not performed correctly and the Doctor covered his tracks by lying on the discharge paperwork. I believe that May have caused the pain I’m experiencing now. With that being said I’m about to be 34 and I’m scared. I’ve done plenty of research on this and I’ve compiled a list of Doctors who specialize in this surgery. Depending on where you live I can direct you to the nearest Doctor who specializes in these surgeries. I’m very sorry about your situation. I admire your strength for abstaining from alcohol and coffee. I have been doing that same thing, too. It seems to help a little. You are still young so that is a positive. I believe seeing the right Surgeon can help you beat this. The two best I’ve heard of in the country are located in Detroit, MI, and Irvine, CA. If you are nowhere near those areas I can try to look further for you.