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Do you need a colonoscopy when you have a ileoanal anastomosis?

Do you need a colonoscopy when you have a ileoanal anastomosis?

No: Typically this would mean your whole colon and rectum have been removed and a pouch made from the small bowel (j-pouch) is connected to your anal canal. No colon, no colonoscopy. You may need a pouchoscopy to evaluate the pouch, very distal rectum and anal canal. Same scope, looking at different things. Your surgeon should know when and if this needs to be performed. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


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Will I still need a colonoscopy when you have a ileoanal anastomosis?

If colon still there: If they have removed the colon when they did your anastomosis, no--because there is no colon. If, however, the colon is still present (just bypassed) and there is a way to access this from the anus, then yes. ...Read more

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Will i still need a colonoscopy when I have a ileoanal anastomosis?

Depends: It depends if there any rectal tissue left behind and if surgery is done for ulcerative colitis or other reasons. It remains controversial, and some doctors don't believe it is cost effective. ...Read more

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What is surgery ileoanal or ileorectal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis?

What is surgery ileoanal or ileorectal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis?

This is when the: Colon is removed and part or all of the rectum is removed, then the small bowel or ileum is sewn/stapled to the rectum or anus, usually with the construction of a artificial rectal pouch and a temporary diverting ileostomy. ...Read more

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How often do you need a colonoscopy if you have no pylop?

How often do you need a colonoscopy if you have no pylop?

Low risk: every 10 y: For people who have a low risk of colon cancer, colonoscopy is recommended every 10 years starting at age 50. Alternatives to colonoscopy are sigmoidoscopy and testing the stool for blood, but these need to be done more often. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy during a colonoscopy, is it necessarily to be fully or asleep or do the patient have the choice? Edit: (grammar mistake) during a colonoscopy, is it necessarily to be fully asleep or do the patient(s) have a choice?

You : You can discuss with your doctors and anesthesiologist your choices. In the past, only mild sedatives were used for colonoscopy, but in the past several years more anesthetics have been used. It may depend on if you have any other medical conditions that could affect your risks. ...Read more

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Can i go to a party after my colonoscopy? My procedure’s on friday morning and i want to go to a party that night. Is it safe for me to go? Can i drink?

Can i go to a party after my colonoscopy? My procedure’s on friday morning and i want to go to a party that night. Is it safe for me to go? Can i drink?

Thanks : Thanks for your question. Generally we advise patients not to drive or operate any heavy machinery until the following day after a colonoscopy, because the medicines used to sedate you can cause cloudy thinking and altered judgment. There is no medical reason you couldn't go to a party if you are feeling up to it, but i would strongly suggest you go with a trusted friend who can drive you and stay with that friend for the duration of the party. Let him/her know that your judgment may be impaired so he/she can "look out" for you. I would suggest not drinking alcohol that night. I hope this answers your question. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you tell me about colonoscopy?

Much to say: Its a procedure that allows for examination of the colon and part of the small intestinal by direct visualization(seeing it) and also the opportunity to complete procedures when necessary. After a pre-procedure preparation that "cleans out the intestinal tract", it involves sedating a patient(usually!) and then maneuvering the camera on "bendable stick" through the lower intestinal tract. ...Read more

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Anastomosis (Definition)

Literaly, two openings / streams come together. When two blood vessels join, or a surgeon joins two separated loops of bowel, an anastomosis ...Read more