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Will i still need a colonoscopy when you have a ileoanal anastomosis?

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Dr. Linda Knedler
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If colon still there: If they have removed the colon when they did your anastomosis, no--because there is no colon. If, however, the colon is still present (just bypassed) and there is a way to access this from the anus, then yes.
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Depends: It depends if there any rectal tissue left behind and if surgery is done for ulcerative colitis or other reasons. It remains controversial, and some doctors don't believe it is cost effective.

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Do you need a colonoscopy when you have a ileoanal anastomosis?

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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Depends: If the ileoanal anastomosis was due to ulcerative colits, the anal area needs to be surveyed.

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