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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

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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


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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

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What causes ulcerative colitis and does treatment always result in an ileostomy?

Ulcerative Colitis: UC is an autoimmune disease and having UC doesn't always mean you need to have an ileostomy. You need to see a GI doctor and get on an anti-inflammatory regimen to help control the symptoms. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Estimate only: Your husbands long term success may be different than the statistics for estimated durability of his surgical " j" pouch. Monitoring, surveillance, and overall health will impact his success as well. Keep appointments with your doc. ...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?

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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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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