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Ileostomy And Pouchitis
I have autoimmune pouchitis if i go back to a iealostomy will the pouchitis go away. I am afraid of taking imuran or 6mp. ?
You may feel better: Returning an ileostomy will reduce many symptoms. Some symptoms may persist, depending on the cause of the pouchitis. Returning the ileostomy is recommended if you are not responding to the normal treatments and the symptoms are making your life difficult or impossible to live. Most patients tolerate Imuran and 6mp well, so discuss fully with your physician. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If you are having a full abdominal surgery with intestinal removal, then a few days in the hospital and 6 week recovery with gradual increasing activities would be common. If it is only an operation for repairing or revising an ileostomy, then it would be a shorter surgery and return to home the same day with quicker return to normal. If the surgery is laparoscopic, then recovery would be faster. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In regards to tests performed for possible ileostomy reversal, what does this mean: scan to check that timing for reversal is correct?
Anastomosis intact: Purpose of an ileostomy is to allow function of small bowel when there is a colonic problem. If total colectomy, then an end ileostomy is performed If ileostomy is used to protect a distal colon resection where continuity is provided by a an anastomosis that may have compromised circulation the ileostomy protects the anastomosis. until healing demonstrated by x-ray studies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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