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If it is an elective: Operation, only rarely, depends on location of abnormality for which the colectomy is being done. If you need to have a complete procto-colectomy, yes, you would need a permanent colostomy. In all other cases, a colostomy would usually be a temporary one, even if necessary. If it is a right hemi-colectomy or an ileo-colectomy, chances of a stoma are very low. Ask your surgeon for specifics. ...Read more
No bag: A colostomy is performed when the bowel is resected and there is a significant length of proximal colon and minimal or no length of distal colon to bring the ends together as with an APR. When a stoma is present, irrigations should be started on a daily basis and a square pad placed over the stoma. With daily performance the colon will eventually function only when irrigation employed. ...Read more
Hug a colostomy pt.: Colostomy patients need a hug every now & then too. The colostomy appliance & seal, volume of effluent in the bag, & location of the ostomy may alter where & how hard you want to squeeze when hugging. Seriously, don't worry about it but share your reservations with the person needing the hug (they can empty their bag beforehand to allay your concern), position appropriately, & hug away! ...Read more
Colostomy: Yes you can. Generally speaking, though, a properly formed colostomy that is functioning well should not be painful. Reasons for painful colostomy may be due to a stricture (tightening) at the intestinal opening, or due to improper fitting colostomy bag. Occasionally a hernia can form around the ostomy (parastomal hernia) and this could be painful. You should be evaluated by your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had about 5 episodes of diverticulitis since May....keeps returning monthly. Does surgery mean a colostomy bag is necessary?
Probably not: It's likely that you won't need a colostomy. It depends, however, on which parts of your colon are involved. Usually the disease is most significant in the sigmoid colon. It can usually be removed and a new connection (primary anastomosis) created without the need for a colostomy. I'd suggest you see a surgeon, go over your imaging, and discuss the options. ...Read more
Stomal appliance fit: Priority is a good fit of your appliance. Prevent any excess baggage to carry around, by burping gas from you bag, and dumping contents so as not to burden your appliance and to raise your risk for leak. Empty your bag at least daily or twice daily as needed. Replace the bag as you change appliances, don't bother cleaning it, but maintain the cleanliness of the connections and the outside. ...Read more
With a colostomy bag from Crohn's disease can dehydration cause green watery output? Should I be worried?
Opposite: Diarrhea is not a sign of dehydration. If you have been on antibiotics you may need to get the stool tested for bacteria that can cause diarrhea. Or if you have part of your colon removed then diarrhea in the beginning is normal and should improve. If your ostomy is from small bowel then the only stool is liquid so that is normal. ...Read more
Went into hospital with double pneumnia & a week later, I woke up wearing a colostomy bag and was told they had to perform an ileostomy placement. Y?
Wow.: I imagine that was quite a shock. I am sure that ileostomy isn't part of the usual treatment of pneumonia. I think you need to inquire further when your doctor makes the rounds, if still hospitalized. Maybe you had a bowel emergency as well such as obstruction or necrotic bowel after loss of blood flow. If you were extremely ill in ICU that could be possibly connected. Perplexing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Owning colostomy bag, as he had a surgery b4 1yr. Thy said they will operate him after 1yr n tk off the bag n put stitches. So he cn be normal, advice?
HUH???: Have someone with a better grasp of grammar rephrase you question and resubmit. ...Read more
Does a person of the age of 50 with a colostomy bag for over 13 years qualify for a reversal surgery. Her large intestines were removed because palips?
Depends: Most of the time when a temporary colostomy is done anorectal area will be intact, if that is the case could be reversed, some times due to disease process anorectal part of colon is removed then can not be reversed. Consult your surgeon after evaluation will tell you if it could be reversed or not, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes he can: He can.Get a more detailed answer ›