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A 33-year-old member asked:

What to do if i'm having surgery number two for a j-pouch, is there anything i should do to prepare?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Yes read about it: If you already has ileostomy stoma ,You experienced difficulty of frequent bag changes Once you have pouch you don't need to do , but has to learn how to evacuate the contents with out getting injured . The stomal care team and your doctor will teach you your life style will be better Good Luck .

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A 31-year-old member asked:

What do you suggest if i'm having surgery number two for a j-pouch, is there anything I should do to prepare?

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Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Healthy diet: Surgery #2 usually means closing the ileostomy. That usually means you are now off steroids, have gained your healthy weight back and are generally feeling good. Keep eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly. If you smoke stop. Follow your surgeons instructions.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What do you advise if I'm having surgery number two for a j-pouch, is there anything I should do to prepare?

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Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 31 years experience
Discuss with your surgeon: This is a complex discussion that should be done with your surgeon and your primary care doctor prior to any surgery. It is far too difficult to cover this topic in this short space. Wish you well.
Last updated Jan 30, 2018

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