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Doctor insights on: Total Proctocolectomy And Ileal Anal Pouch

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Ileum (Definition)

The last (furthest from the mouth) of three parts of the small intestine. It is involved primarily in absorption of various nutrients that have been digested in the stomach and earlier portions ...Read more


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Does getting a proctocolectomy surgery cause erectile disability?

Does getting a proctocolectomy surgery cause erectile disability?

Not necessaroty: While this type of surgery can lead to erectile dysfunction, usually the surgery is performed to preserve the nerves and preserve erectile function. If the surgery is for colon-rectal cancer, then there may be radiation treatments before or after the surgery that could also affect erectile function. ...Read more

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How effective is a proctocolectomy for treating colon cancer?

How effective is a proctocolectomy for treating colon cancer?

Very effective: In order to potentially cure a colorectal carcinoma by surgery, one must resect the bowel, the mesocolon/mesorectum and get proximal and distal margins around the tumor. If the lesion is very low in the rectum or rectosigmoid and getting below the lesion virtually compromises the levator ani sphinctor muscles then procto colectomy is employed. ...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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What are the biggest complications of having a ileal anal pouch operation (internal pouch) for a woman?

What are the biggest complications of having a ileal anal pouch operation (internal pouch) for a woman?

Most common: Problems are pouchitis, frequency, control issues, obstruction, dehydration. Delivery if in the reproductive ages, should probably be by c section in most cases. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a total colectomy and a panproctocolectomy?

What is the difference between a total colectomy and a panproctocolectomy?

Same: Anatomically they are the same thing, compete removal of the colon and rectum. Some refer to a subtotal or total abdominal colectomy, these operations preserve the rectum proper and remove the abdominal component of the colon. ...Read more

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Does anal hurt women?

Does anal hurt women?

It Can Hurt, Period.: It doesn't matter what sex you are: Anal sex can hurt. To enjoy it, learn how to make it pleasurable. Start with this article: http://www.menshealth.com/sex-women/anal-sex ...Read more

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Itch in area above my anus?

Puritis Ani: Most likely this is a condition called puritis ani which is primarily caused from scratching. Scratching the area only keeps it going. Many people do this scratching out of habit or due to stress but the best treatment is to stop scratching. Try soaking in warm water or even rubbing the area with ice which helps reduce itching. It also possible to have pinworms that your doctor can check for. ...Read more

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Small outgrowth near anal area?

Small outgrowth near anal area?

Lesion: Don't know cause - hemorrhoid? anal wart? This would need to be visualized to diagnose. ...Read more

Anus (Definition)

The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more