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Ileostomy Colitis Controlled
How should I decide when it is time to have continent ileostomy, especially if colitis is controlled?
My husband has a j pouch for 2 years after surgery for ulcerative colitis & an iliostomy bag now reversed. Research estimate j pouch lasts 10 yrs?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had an ileostomy for uc since i was 7 and i'm now 27. What can I do to gain weight? I have always been under weight.
See nutritionist: Ulcerative colitis causes inflammation of the lining to the colon and the definitive treatment is removal of the colon. In many patients, there may be some short-term effect on weight, mostly related to high output and dehydration. In long-term patients, if you are unable to gain weight, you should see a nutritionist to review your caloric intake and the balance of minerals and vitamins. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an ileostomy and have daily rectal mucus that is increasing. Had weekly mucus last year. How can I slow mucus production or stop it?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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