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After ulcerative colitis jpouch surgery is it norm to get acute artheritis?

After ulcerative colitis jpouch surgery is it norm to get acute artheritis?

Arthritis : Acute arthritis after j pouch surgery for ulcerative colitis is seen in a small number of patients. Though not very common it is reported and can affect multiple joints or few joints. ...Read more

Dr. Jonah Essers
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Ulcerative Colitis (Definition)

An inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes long-lasting inflammation in part of your digestive tract. Ulcerative colitis usually affects only the innermost lining of your large intestine (colon) and rectum.There's no known cure for ulcerative colitis, but therapies are available that may dramatically reduce ...Read more


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Y cnt pouch surgery b suitable for al ulcerative colitis patients what's the main reasons?

Y cnt pouch surgery b suitable for al ulcerative colitis patients what's the main reasons?

Discuss surgery: For ulcerative colitis surgery options talk to a surgeon. Removal of the entire colon with colostomy is one option. This removes the colon but you have a colostomy. Reconstruction of a colon after the ulcerative colitis is why you want to spend time discussing all options and what to expect. For some patients you may expect to have 4-6 bm's daily after reconstruction. ...Read more

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Going for ulcerative colitis surgery and having a pouch surgery? Whats the chances of getting pergnant later in life?

Going for ulcerative colitis surgery and having a pouch surgery? Whats the chances of getting pergnant later in life?

Pretty good: In younger age group with pouch, getting pregnant is pretty good , long term results are also good with vaginal delivery or by c section. Speak to your doctor(s) , may be at a slightly high risk pregnancy for recurrence of disease. ( not very significant risk ) and need team of experts to carry through good luck. ...Read more

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Im 29 going for ulcerative colitis surgery and then having pouch surgery. Later in life what's the chances if geting pergnant.

Should not be: A problem unless you have some problem with your female organs. With a j pouch however most ob's would recommend a c section rather than risk damage to the j pouch with vaginal delivery. Discuss this with your OB and suggest they have a colorectal surgeon standing by for your delivery. Good luck on your future surgery and future family expansion. ...Read more

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What medical procedure or surgery may i need to help control my ulcerative colitis? What are the procedures names and how are the done?

What medical procedure or surgery may i need to help control my ulcerative colitis?
What are the procedures names and how are the done?

UC operations: Depending upon the extent of disease, age of patient, biopsies, and patient desires, patients with uc often undergo either a complete proctocolectomy (removal of rectum and colon), total colectomy with preservation of some or all of rectum. Occasionally we recommend a diverting ileostomy (small bowel ostomy) either permanent or temporary. This is complex. Detailed discussion is needed. ...Read more

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What is surgery ileoanal or ileorectal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis?

This is when the: Colon is removed and part or all of the rectum is removed, then the small bowel or ileum is sewn/stapled to the rectum or anus, usually with the construction of a artificial rectal pouch and a temporary diverting ileostomy. ...Read more

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Why isn't pouch surgery in ulcerative colitis not suitable for some people?

What type of pouch: Are you asking about? J-pouch for the replacement of the rectum results in 6-10 bowel movements a day. Not appropriate for crohn's disease, elderly, damaged anal sphincter, etc. Other pouch is koch pouch replacement at an ileostomy site. Requires significant care and daily insertion of a catheter. Both require specially trained surgeons. ...Read more

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If i under go ulcerative colitis surgery can I die and what's the percentage of a surgey to success.

If i under go ulcerative colitis surgery can I die and what's the percentage of a surgey to success.

Any surgery has risk: Chances are if you need uc surgery it is because of: poor response to medical therapy, acute decompensation, and/or risk for cancer. Normal kidney, lung, heart, liver function then the risks are well worth taking. If surgery is for rx of life-threatening problems, then you have little choice. Talk w/gi md, surgeon, at length. Get info from ccfa.Org (crohn's and colitis foundation of america). ...Read more

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When going for a pouch surgery with ulcerative colitis what's the percentage of the pouch not failing and for it to work at the end of al surgeries?

When going for a pouch surgery with ulcerative colitis what's the percentage of the pouch not failing and for it to work at the end of al surgeries?

Depends on team: A pouch also called ileorectal "J" pouch. Goal is to have your rectum working, no UC issues, and to connect the ileum to the rectum. This is usually staged; have ileostomy for a time, get UC under control after subtotal colon removal and then when in good health go for the pouch. Benefit of pouch, NO BAG and able to use restroom close to normal. Seek colorectal surgeon at big center/University. ...Read more

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Can ulcerative colitis after having colostomy reversal surgery?

Can ulcerative colitis after having colostomy reversal surgery?

Not to worry: If there is no history of ulcerative colitis in the past there is no reason to believe a reversal procedure will precipitate one. If you did not have ulcerative colitis before surgery you don't have to worry about it after. ...Read more

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Did anyone benefit from the surgery ileorectal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis?

Yes: This type of surgery which includes removal of all the colon and then an ileo-rectal pouch anastomosi is used for complicated ulcerative colitis, with complications that can be bleeding, transformation to pre-cancerous changes, or pain and fevers with failure of medications. It can be a very successful surgery with very good results, as long as the surgery is performed by a specialist in this. ...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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My colon results show 90% ulcerative colitis and 10% Crohn's disease. Whats the percentage of pouch surgery being successful?

Inflammatory Bowel: I think you should see an experienced functional medicine doctor or integrative medicine doctor in addition to your GI doctor and surgeon. Watch Dr Mark Hyman's YouTube videos on your condition. Also, if you have not changed your diet already, strictly remove gluten and dairy from your diet. I wish you the very best. ...Read more

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How common is having ulcerative colitis for few years and then after surgery checking the colon u find out they have Crohn's disease instead?

How common is having ulcerative colitis for few years and then after surgery checking the colon u find out they have Crohn's disease instead?

Not uncommon: Both ulcerative colitis and crohns are an inflammatory disease process. They share several features and can be challenging to diagnose/treat. A specimen removed from the bowel and sent to a pathologist for an exam under microscope makes the diagnosis. In addition to uc/crohns the pathologic exam can find cancer and/or diverticulitis. Stay with your care team. Nicotine cessation will help. ...Read more

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Im 29 going for ulcerative colitis surgery removing the whole colon and then having pouch surgery. Later in life what's the chances of geting pergnant.

Im 29 going for ulcerative colitis surgery removing the whole colon and then having pouch surgery. Later in life what's the chances of geting pergnant.

Pretty good: In younger age group with pouch, getting pregnant is pretty good , long term results are also good with vaginal delivery or by c section. Speak to your doctor(s) , may be at a slightly high risk pregnancy for recurrence of disease. ( not very significant risk ) and need team of experts to carry through good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Colitis (Definition)

Inflammation or infection of ...Read more