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Are there different types of loop ileostomy?

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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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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Hi,ihad loop ileostomy 23may14..the mucas fitula only protruded above the skin one inch.it is now approx.8 inches above.i have been told this is ok.??

Hi,ihad loop ileostomy 23may14..the mucas fitula only protruded above the skin one inch.it is now approx.8 inches above.i have been told this is ok.??

Prolapse: It is okay; you are experiencing prolapse of the mucous fistula. This can be troublesome because it makes dressing your appliance harder and it can cause more drying of the tissue. As long as you are not having pain and no issues with your BMs then it is ok to watch. You can try to gently push it in yourself. Fixing the prolapse can be complicated and require extensive surgery. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can a loop ileostomy be reversed if there's no active Crohns but a lot if scare tissue in the rectum?

Can a loop ileostomy be reversed if there's no active Crohns but a lot if scare tissue in the rectum?

Possibly: Whether this can be done depends on how much scar tissue there is around the rectum. Your surgeon and gastroenterologist will be important resources to help you answer this question. ...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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What exactly is an ileostomy reversal?

What exactly is an ileostomy reversal?

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 more

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Does it hurt to get an ileostomy done?

Some: An ilesotomy is a bowel surgery and will require incisions of some sort (laparoscopic versus open procedure). You can expect to have some degree of postoperative pain - usually that is controlled well with iv, im, and/or oral medications. ...Read more