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Can I eat anything I want after the bcir?

Can I eat anything I want after the bcir?

Diet after BCIR: Probably no. I would start with bland foods and advance slowly. I am sure there willbe a nutrionist in the hospital for nutritional counseling. High acidity foods and concentrated foods (high on fat) are likely to trigger diarrhea and discomfort. ...Read more

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Do I need to limit my diet after bcir?

Do I need to limit my diet after bcir?

Yes to a degree: Ileal resevoirs are frought with complications but one can male their life easier by maintaining an ileostomy type of diet. This means avoiding foods that we would consider undigestible (corn). This makes irrigation and elimination much easier. ...Read more

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Do I need a blood transfusion after bcir?

Do I need a blood transfusion after bcir?

It depeds: You may need transfusion if your blood level low to, you may not if you blood level is adequate? ...Read more

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What is a bcir?

What is a bcir?

Reservoir: Barnett continent intestinal reservoir (bcir) surgery is sort of a compromise. In bcir, a colon surgeon creates an internal pouch from your small intestine. The pouch takes over the function of the rectum (stores waste inside the body). You then empty the pouch by inserting a catheter into a stoma several times a day. ...Read more

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How is a bcir done, and what are the failure rates and the somewhat-poor-outcome rates?

How is a bcir done, and what are the failure rates and the somewhat-poor-outcome rates?

BCIR: The bcir is a surgically-created pouch, or reservoir, on the inside of the abdomen, made from the last part of the small intestine (the ileum), and is used for the storage of intestinal waste. For details: www.Bcir.Com. ...Read more

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Do I have to get up in the middle of the night to drain the bcir?

Do I have to get up in the middle of the night to drain the bcir?

Sometimes: Bcir may require nocturnal emptying. It is not the gold standard anymore after panproctocolectomy. Ileal pouch is preferred ...Read more

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What is the success rate of the bcir operation?

Good: The success rate is quite good, however make sure it is being performed by an experienced surgeon. ...Read more

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If there is no bcir surgeon nearby, what do you recommend?

If there is no bcir surgeon nearby, what do you recommend?

IBD surgeon: I would make sure that you are being seen by a general / colorectal surgeon with a lot of experience with ibd. If that is the case, ask him/her for a referral to a tertiary center where there is a surgeon who would be able to perform this for you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the difference between a kock pouch and the bcir pouch?

Can you tell me the difference between a kock pouch and the bcir pouch?

Valve Type: Both of these are types of continent ileostomy pouches that store stool intra-abdominally and allow the user to drain it through a catheter at will. The difference between the two is in the exit valves and associated complications - the bcir is really just a newer modification to the original kock pouch. ...Read more

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