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I recently had a total colectomy with ileorectal anastomosis for severe chronic inertiia that was unresponsive to other treatmentswhen they removed my colon they were surprised to find some areas of early stage cancer as well i had been undergoing regular

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
? regular cheek ups: Most likely they found in situ or early non spreading cancer, and good you got your colon removed. Ileorectal anastomosis will give frequent loose bm s initialy and body adapts eventually . You will be fine make sure to see your doctors.
Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Surprise benefit: You had a second significant benefit to your surgery for a different indication. Congratulations and hopefully your recovery is smooth. Pre-op diagnosis is still not 100 percent.

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