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how long do you have to wait for loop illiostomy reversal?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Depends: This would depend on why that surgery was needed, overall health condition, medications such as Prednisone (steroids), etc. May be 3-6 months but entirely dependent on above conditions & evidence that everything is fully healed & recovered internally (such as intestinal pouch integrity, etc).
Answered on Jun 30, 2014

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