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What exactly is an ileostomy reversal?

What exactly is an ileostomy reversal?

Reconnect intestine: This generally refers to the removal of an ileostomy (loop of intestine attached to the skin so stool can drain into a bag on the abdomen) and reconnection of the ileum to the colon or intestine( or in some cases creating an ileal pouch). It really depends on the exact circumstance of the ileostomy and what else was done. ...Read more

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Dr. Wayne Myles
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Ileostomy (Definition)

A portion of the small intestine attached to the abdominal wall in order to be able to go to the bathroom if something happened to ...Read more


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Is there any pain involved in an ileostomy?

Is there any pain involved in an ileostomy?

Yes: Ilestomy is surgical procedure you have to cut the skin and the abdominal wall to reach to the gut ...Read more

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Are there different types of ileostomy bags?

Yes: For sure and an enterstomal therapist should be able to assist you with finding the perfect appliance for you. ...Read more

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What exactly is a continent ileostomy?

What exactly is a continent ileostomy?

Controllable: An ileostomy is placement of the end of the small intestine out of an opening made in the abdominal wall. Most of these will drain or empty spontaneously, without any control. A valve can be constructed at the opening of the intestine (stoma) which will allow no drainage unless a catheter is passed into the opening--we call this a "continent" ileostomy. ...Read more

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What is a laparoscopic ileostomy take down?

Laparoscopic: Surgery is minimally invasive surgery through 3-4 small incisions using special lighting, camera & small instruments to perform an abdominal surgery. In this case to remove a person's ileostomy and bag and repair or reconnect the small intestines internally. Would be done under full general anesthesia. ...Read more

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Is there another name for continent ileostomy?

Koch + J S W pouch: This is a complex subject and i understand your confusion. The conventional continent ileostomy is called a koch pouch and its opening is located on the abdomen. Other surgeons have described a variety of other procedures where the end is attached to the rectum using an lido-anal pull through technique with a pouch formed using a variety of configurations known the j, s, or w pouch modifications. ...Read more

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Are there different types of ileostomy surgery?

Are there different types of ileostomy surgery?

Yes: There is primarily one type of ileostomy commonly performed, the straight or brooke ileostomy. I am not sure if many are performing a koch pouch ileostomy anymore, which is a type of pouch used under the skin. ...Read more

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What should I wear to cover the ileostomy stoma?

What should I wear to cover the ileostomy stoma?

A cover that fits: There a wide variety of different ostomy covers available. Most importantly get one that fits well. Other consideration could be appearance and material (that may reduce noises). ...Read more

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Raw broccoli with an ileostomy bag, is that okay?

NO , Why: If you want to take away the smell , first revaluate what you are eating , next put activated carbon tablets in the stomal bag will help you taking the smell off not broccoli. ...Read more

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Docs, usually how long is recovery from an ileostomy?

2 weeks to 1month: Ileostomy is usually performed for obstructing cancer or blockage. Also for ulcerative colitis. After having an ileostomy the incision will heal from the inside. The sutures will last about 1 month. Watch your diet and fluid intake. Too much output from ileostomy can make you dehydrated. ...Read more

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Can a women bear children after a continent ileostomy procedure?

Can a women bear children after a continent ileostomy procedure?

Yes: Generally colectomy does not affect the ability to become pregnant. C-section my be necessary depending on other factors but certainly not always. ...Read more

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Are medications required routinely after the continent ileostomy?

Are medications required routinely after the continent ileostomy?

Not for ulc. colitis: If the ileostomy was done for rx of ulcerative colitis that wasn't responding to meds, then not needed. May need occasional meds for symptomatic rx, e.g. Antidiarrheals. Joint issues, eye issues, skin issues often resolve after removal of the colon. Liver issues may not. ...Read more

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Are there any contraindications to having the continent ileostomy?

Crohn's disease: A continent ileostomy uses about 18" of your intestine to create the internal pouch. If you have a chronic inflammatory process that can effect other areas of your small intestine in the future your risks of future surgery and having too little small bowel for nutritional support increase. If the small bowel is normal then continent ileostomy can be considered. ...Read more

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What does it mean if there is defunctioning stoma of the ileostomy?

Double stoma: one remains connected to forward intestinal flow- functioning.The other stoma is to empty distal bowel segment=de functioned ...Read more

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How to get fit again in between an ileostomy and an ileostomy reverse?

Do yor best: Ileostomy is done to protect what is beyond the ileostomy. Get a binder that can support your stoma and work out your upper body the most. You can use an eliptical or another machine for your legs, that will help keep you fit until they close it. I have done that hundreds of times. Stay healthy! ...Read more

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What's the difference between an ileoproctostomy and an ileostomy reversal?

Anatomy: An ileoproctostomy is a connection (anastomosis) between the ileum (distal small bowel) and the rectum. It is done after removing the entire colon. An ileostomy is a creation of an opening on the abdominal wall, then bringing the ileum to it and opening it so that the bowel contents empty into a bag. An ileostomy can be done without removing the entire colon and can be reversed when indicated. ...Read more