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Is the intubation process of continent ileostomy painful?

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Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Intubation: You do not know it. Usually Propofol is used prior. You will have no memory of it.
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 27 years experience
Maybe Initially : You need to work closely with your ostomy nurse. Once you've done it a few times - it becomes almost automatic. It really is like inserting a pressure release valve, you will get good at it overtime.
Dr. Steve Martinez
Breast Surgery 28 years experience
Not painful: You should not experience pain with intubation of a continent ileostomy because the nerve fibers of the small intestine are different from those of the skin, muscle and soft tissues. The small intestine can be burned and cut without you feeling pain; you feel pain from your intestine when it is stretched or distended.

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