Top
10
Doctor insights on: How Long Should I Expect To Stay In The Hospital After Continent Ileostomy

Share
1

1
How long should I expect to stay in the hospital after continent ileostomy?

How long should I expect to stay in the hospital after continent ileostomy?

Depends: A patient can go home in as little as 24-48 hours after an ileostomy. Many factors are involved such as the underlying reason for the ileostomy, method of creation (open vs laparoscopy), patient age, social support at home, other procedures at the same time, etc. The most important determinant is the resumption of normal bowel activity. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Wayne Myles
280 doctors shared insights

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


3

3
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

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
Is the intubation process of continent ileostomy painful?

Is the intubation process of continent ileostomy painful?

Maybe Initially : You need to work closely with your ostomy nurse. Once you've done it a few times - it becomes almost automatic. It really is like inserting a pressure release valve, you will get good at it overtime. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
6

6
Are there risks if you are in a strenuous occupation following this continent ileostomy?

Are there risks if you are in a strenuous occupation following this continent ileostomy?

Hernias may form: Yes, it is possible to develop a hernia around the stoma if you do anything that uses your abdominal muscles since the ileostomy goes through the rectus muscle. A hernia may develop around the stoma site. I would definitely limit the amount of weight you lift at a time and try to limit the use of your rectus muscles if possible. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Should you have continent ileostomy if your ulcerative colitis is controlled?

Should you have continent ileostomy if your ulcerative colitis is controlled?

No, unless preCA: Ileostomy is treatment for either ulcerative colitis that is resistant to medical rx, or if the colon needs to be removed for cancerous or pre=cancerous (dysplasia) changes. Otherwise, keep your colon. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
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

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
How should I decide when it is time to have continent ileostomy, especially if colitis is controlled?

How should I decide when it is time to have continent ileostomy, especially if colitis is controlled?

Based on symptoms: If your disease is controlled on medications then surgery may never be necessary. In most cases surgery is not ever needed. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer