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Have 1st visit @Mayo Clinic next week due to removal of ALL intestines & rectum w/ileostomy. Faild Revrsl. Stoma has 3 holes instead of 1... Why?
Plz don't defeat purpose of this website by tellin me 2 ask my dr or surgeon. My ? is what does it mean when a stoma from Ileostomy turns black?
Usually ischemia: That usually means that the stoma has a reduced blood supply, causing what we term ischemia. It may only involve the lining of the stoma, which usually gets better on its own after the swelling goes down. If its the full thickness of the bowel wall, it may need revisional surgery. You should ask your surgeon as well. Hope this helps!. ...Read more
I've had an Ileostomy 4 over 13yrs after having SubColectomy & most of my small intestines removed. Theres a 2nd stoma developing @ Ostomy site? Why?
See your Surgeon: This is a very complicated surgical history. You need to follow up with your surgeon. ...Read more
Dr says he will do an ileostomy reversal by inserting a tube which he'll connect my stoma to 1 end & rectum to the other. Is that how a reversal is?
No: an ileostomy is a safety valve in the proximal intestine to prevent intestinal content from reaching a stitch line in a lower segment of colon near the rectum where a tumor has been resected and the ends of colon stitched together . This safety valve can then be closed.when the stitch line has healed. The ends of the ileostomy are mobilized and resutured. ...Read more
I have an ileostomy. Prescribed bentyl (dicyclomine) 10mg up to 4x a day for post surgery stoma spasms. What is chance of side effects some as constipation?
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