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I just had a ileostomy reversal and am dealing with bloating and gas, what can I do to relieve the pain of the build up of the excess ?

I just had a  ileostomy  reversal and am dealing with bloating and gas,  what can I do to relieve the  pain of the build up of the excess ?

Gas: Great question. You need to call your surgeon and let them know what you are experiencing to make sure this is normal after the procedure. They will be able to give you advice on a good diet and if there are pills to take ...Read more

Passing Gas (Definition)

Gas, also called flatus or flatulence, is air in the intestine that is passed through the rectum. Air that is passed from the digestive tract through the ...Read more


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Could I still pass gas out of rectum with an ileostomy?

Could I still pass gas out of rectum with an ileostomy?

Yes absolutely: If there's any colon left, even just a rectal stump, some gas , on occasion, my pass. Also, there will occasionally be a smidgen of discharge, such as mucus, from the living large bowel. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have severe redundant bowel due to chronic gas distension, in both widths and length, causes massive pain and nausea, would temp ileostomy help?

I have severe redundant bowel due to chronic gas distension, in both widths and length, causes massive pain and nausea, would temp ileostomy help?

Need more info: Which part of your bowel is redundant - large or small bowel? How do you know? How long have you had symptoms? If the excess bowel is the large intestine, sometimes a bowel resection can help. I have never performed an ileostomy for this problem, I have done colon resections with a good bit of success. Have you seen a surgeon to discuss your options? ...Read more

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What would help to get read of bad smelling burps and gas my husband has them but he has a ilieostomy so his bag will fill with gas fast any help?

What would help to get read of bad smelling burps and gas my husband has them but he has a ilieostomy so his bag will fill with gas fast any help?

Depends: How long has he had the ileostomy and why was it performed? Early after surgery may need to avoid strong smelling foods (broccoli, asparagus, etc), and there is intestinal adjustment early after surgery too. Recent use of antibiotics can affect bowel function and he can try probiotics or yogurt. Call and ask your doctor or surgeon for dietary recommendations based on his specific situation. ...Read more

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I had a total proctocolectomy with j pouch ileostomy about 5 years ago, and ever since I've had a huge increase in flatulence. How do I control this?

With food: I am sure you were provided of a list of food that is good for you, and the one that are not so good. I know you are supposed to eat enything you want, but not without consequences. stay away frommilk,and milk product, stay away from red meat, fry greassy food, and row vegetables,eat multiple small meals,chew your food well, eat slowly. ...Read more

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When would one need ileostomy?

Some diseases: Conditions when all of the colon needs to be removed such as crohn's or ulcerative colitis. Emergency surgery when there is a colon blockage such as from cancer, or emergency due to colon ischemia, or other emergencies when the colon cannot be reconnected. ...Read more

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Are there different types of loop ileostomy?

Not really: A loop ileostomy is an ostomy where both upstream and downstream ends of the bowel come through the same opening in the abdominal wall. It can be different in terms of what segment of bowel is used. It usually allows for a simpler closure of the ileostomy and a shorter recovery time following pouch surgery. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ileostomy?

Small intestine skin: 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 the colon or rectum. ...Read more

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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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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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Dr. Lawrence Szarka
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Flatulence (Definition)

Flatulence, or gas, is a clinical finding in which a person passes gas. It is abnormal to not pass gas, however increased flatulence can be a sign ...Read more


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